Pils vs Pils

We have the technology. But is it better?

Pilsner is one of humanity's greatest creations. From the moment it was first served in 1842 at a festival in Plzen, it redefined what "beer" meant and is still the basis for what most people call "beer flavored beer."

In the nearly 200 years since it was first brewed, a lot has changed. Brewing technology and ingredients have become much more efficient and easy to work with. But, many pils enthusiasts swear that the traditional brewing methods and ingredients produce a superior product. We wanted to put that to the test.

Hopefully, you have two cans of Pils (only beers produced in Plzen are Pilsners) in front of you right now. Crack them both open, pour them into glasses if you want to be fancy, and take a sip of each. While you're thinking about how they're similar and different, take more sips and also think about how awesome you are for supporting our brewery. Now that you're feeling pretty good about yourself, you might as well open a couple more beers. Whenever you're ready, we'd greatly appreciate it if you'd answer two quick questions at the survey linked below.

We'll post the results on October 5, the day the first Pilsner was brewed in 1842. Na zdraví, Prost, and Cheers!

Take the survey here!

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Supplemental Reading material:

A deep dive into the history of the original Pilsner, Pilsner Urquell.

Beer Wizard Info:

Original Gravity: 11.5°P

Final Gravity: 2.0°P

Hops: German Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and Tettnang

Yeast: WY2007

The "New School" Pils was made with Weyermann Pilsner Malt and a single infusion mash. The "Old School" Pils was made with floor malted Sladovny Soufflet Pilsen Malt and a single decotion step mash.