Wanna Brew “True Pilsner”? Learn from Czech Experts What’s Behind a Traditional Czech-Style Pilsner

Craft Brewers Conference 2022
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speakers: Václav Berka, Zdenek Rosa

Thousands of years of tradition, the finest ingredients, and the skills of many brewmasters stand behind the excellent taste of Czech beer. Over decades, the term “Pilsner” has become almost generic, and many breweries respectfully work to replicate the methods and ingredients of Czech brewers to get as close to the famous style as possible. Join speakers Vaclav Berka, brewmaster emeritus at Pilsner Urquell Brewery, and Zdenek Rosa, vice chairman of the Czech Hop Growers Union and chairman of Bohemia Hop, as they share the details of brewing this truly famous Czech style of beer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the technical elements of brewing traditional Czech Pilsner
  • Consider decoction – Can you do without it?
  • Discover the differences in Czech hops and malt and why it is important to brew this style with the right ingredients

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