Discover the secrets hidden in the Pilsner Urquell cellars
In the magical environment of the historic brewery cellars, you will return to the beginning of the 20th century and participate in a team game. You can try out the traditional brewing trades on your own and find out what it is like to be an iceman, a cooper, a malt house worker, a beer tapper or a cellar master.
Let’s start with a tour
At the beginning of your apprenticeship career, you will criss-cross through the Pilsner Urquell brewery. You will view the original locations where famous Pilsner Urquell beer was born 175 years ago, and whose story continues even today. In the visitor centre, you will get to know the history of the famous golden lager Pilsner Urquell. After the film about Pilsner Urquell beer production, you will awaken your senses in the exhibition of ingredients and even view both the historic and modern brew houses.
We will continue in the historic cellars
Team competitions await you in the labyrinth of the brewery cellars. Using historic items, you can try out historic beer production trades, the professions of iceman, cooper and malt house worker. You will become a beer tapper or cellar master. Like a true beer brewing apprentice, you will sit in a “šalanda”. For competing during the programme, you of course will be rewarded with famous unfiltered Pilsner Urquell beer. We will tap it for you directly in the cellar from an oak lager cask.
Further information about the programme
The Journey of a Brewery Apprentice is a program full of fun experiences, discoveries and excellent Pilsner beer. Since we include the entire collective in the magical environment of the historic brewery cellars, the programme is also ideal for company events and meetings with your customers or groups of friends.
- In the past, a brewery attendant would sleep, warm up food and rest in the relaxation area known as a šalanda. Based on a model of these relaxation areas, we have built two new šalandas for you in the labyrinth of cellars for fun and refreshment.
- The Pilsner Urquell brewery has only been offering this programme to visitors since 2014, and you can come and enjoy it with friends who have already visited the brewery.
- The brewery cellars are hewn out of stone and sandstone bedrock, and even today we produce a small amount of Pilsner Urquell beer here using the traditional method, which involves fermentation in open wooden vats and maturing in oak lager casks. This unique kind of Pilsner Urquell beer can be tasted only during a tour of the brewery and during programmes at the šalanda.