Czech Republic > Pilsen
3fourths (1268) Boulder, Colorado | June 4, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
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There’s a restaurant on premise but the reason to visit is the tour, which consists of a movie, a visit to the packaging plant and the brew house, before finally descending into the cool cellars, at the end of which you are given a cup of the unfiltered Pilsner Urquell. It’s actually a really nice and informative tour, the cellars especially are fantastic, and the unfiltered PU from the wood is crazy good. Don’t miss it.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2010
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We ended up spending most of the afternoon here, starting with a lunch at their enormous restaurant. That part was not the most memorable of the visit as the food was sub-par (-1 on the sausage plate with 10 smallish sausages served over a watery sauerkraut). The visit was pretty much worth it though. WHile relatively long at 90 minutes, it is globally interesting and places like the bottling facility, fermenting room and the huge cellars are attractive indeed. Going out from the cellars @ 6 degrees to the 30 degrees yard under the sun to drink your freshest oaked pilsner is quite the treat and one of those wordly beer experience that has to be tried once.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 4, 2008
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The brewery tour is rather impressive here and gets nearly magical once you start walking the underground hallways lined with immense wooden kegs. It takes a while before you get to this underground (over an hour), but the setting is simply perfect for a glass of unfiltered, oak-fermented Pilsner Urquell, straight from the barrel. If they set up a pub down here, it would surely become a primo destination in this beery country, but as is, you have to get the entire tour whenever you want one glass of this fantastic olden PUrquell. And you can’t get seconds...
pivnizub (460) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | February 26, 2007| Updated December 14, 2012
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One of the places, that every beer-lover should have seen: pretty coppers in the brewhouse itself, nice spicy smell everywhere, well made film about the history (in several languages) and the present of the Urquell-Brauerei and, the highlight, an unique visit to the cold old cellars, where a very small part of the brewery’s production is fermented in the traditional way in wooden barrels. A fresh, superb, unfiltered Pilsener Urquell is waiting for You there. Worth a journey....českemu pivu zdar !
KyotoLefty (443) Kyoto, Japan | September 3, 2010
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You’re only going here to get the Pilsner from the wood. We all know that. But the brewery still has some historically interesting features, and the tour isn’t bad for a big industrial joint. Restaurant was not impressive. When will they start the special tour that just goes to the caves and includes all-you-can-drink from the wood?
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 5, 2009
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The beginning of the tour if kind of fun. The high-tech video is entertaining even if a little on the brain-washing side of things. Still, it provides an entertaining and instructive background of this legendary brewery. The installations are impressive to say the least. But things get interesting once you hit the underground. Quite an experience. And that oak-barrel fermented Pilsner Urquell that you drink while freezing in this wet underground maze is one of the few rare beers lived up to the hype. One of the best “Thirst-beer” I’ve had. Really worth it. Inquire about hours. They had 3 tours a day when I was there.
gnoff (416) Mölndal, Sweden | January 14, 2007
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I can very much recommend the brewery visit with the great walk of the cold cellars and non-filtered Plzensky Prazdroj straight from the huge wooden casks. The gift shop has a huge selection of stuff if you’re a collector.
TwoSipDip (413) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010
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Probably my favorite brewery tour of all-time. You get to see all of the new equipment- tanks, bottling, etc as well as the old cellar where they would lager the beer. The highlight of the tour was trying the unfiltered Pilsner Urquell. Simply amazing. Afterwards, we hit the restaurant to try all of the beers and had some very tasty food. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended.
Dedollewaitor (346) Odense, Denmark | November 20, 2009
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90 Minute tour. Do it for the beer. 150Kr. and was charged extra for taking pictures on the tour. Our guide memorized the story from a script and was not enthusiatic about what she was doing. Well worth for the few ounces of beer though. It was also avaliable in the Resturant Na Spilze in the basement, so if you dont have 90 minutes you can walk in and taste the tank ulfiltered edition which is just as good! A must visit in Plzen
gunnar (338) Sandnes, Norway | October 11, 2011
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My third visit here, and the tours are getting more and more boring, but you get the reward at the end. Souvenir shop and restaurant as well a small outdoor beer garden well worth a visit in summer time.
This place is all about the beer in the cellar. A must visit in Pilsen.
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