World famous pilsner to hit New Zealand shelves

World famous pilsner to hit New Zealand shelves

rsz_image_-_pilsner_urquellPilsner Urquell, the world’s original pilsner is now available cold shipped to New Zealand. Brewed since 1842, Pilsner Urquell is still produced in the original brewery using the same techniques, with ingredients sourced from the same farming regions.

The brand’s fierce traditions and an uncompromised stance on the craftsmanship of brewing are what set Pilsner Urquell apart from the rest according to Pilsner Urquell marketing manager Mike Hannan. “It tastes like no other beer because it is brewed like no other beer.”

Pilsner Urquell means ‘ancient source’ and is still produced using the same SAAZ hops from Zatec, the same Czech barley from Moravia, the same strain of yeast and the same soft Plzen water as the first brew. The brewery still germinates and malts onsite and triple decocts its mash over open flames, a process it first used in 1842

The result, says Hannan, is a unique flavour profile that hasn’t changed in 172 years. “Pilsner Urquell defined the pilsner style; a wonderful balance of subtle sweetness, pleasing bitterness and a rich crisp body.” Thanks to extensive shipping measures and despite travelling more than 18,000 kms, Pilsner Urquell arrives in New Zealand as fresh and as distinct as the beer enjoyed in its homeland. Hannan says the beer’s unique taste is preserved by refrigerated shipping.

“The primary enemies to preserving the integrity of beer are time, heat and light. We took the decision for all Pilsner Urquell to be shipped in refrigerated containers within 30 days of brewing to limit the ageing process.”

“Alongside cold shipped kegs, cold shipped 12 packs will be presented in brown glass bottles similar to the very first ones that rolled out of the Plzen brewery.

“At a time when authenticity has never been more highly prized we’re thrilled to offer Kiwis one of the world’s most iconic beers, 100% imported and cold shipped,” Hannan says.

Pilsner Urquell will be available on tap in a select range of bars from late October. It will also be available in 330ml 12 packs at leading premium beer retailers at an RRP of $27.99.

Source: Pead PR

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