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Who wants a Pilsner?

As an expatriate, not only I can live this wonderful city, but I also have the chance to see all the touristy attractions, especially out of season. Recently I saw an advertisement for the Pilsner Urquell Experience. A wonderful opportunity to visit, especially since my brother and one of his friends happened to be around. Extra fun, since the friend is a university professor in food chemistry.

There are two experiences one can book at the center of Prague: The tour of the process, the brewery and the story is one. I made a mental note to visit next time.

The second, is the "Tapster Academy", learning to pour a perfect pilsner. This is the one we opted for, and the experience was worth every single minute. Our trainer, Alesh, was not only knowledgeable, but also fun!

Although I cannot drink much any more, I easily managed several (small) glasses of pilsner during this one hour, whithout even being tipsy. Which means, that if Pilsner is served properly, it is a great beer for even non-drinkers like me. And this is what we learned: How to wash and prepare the glasses, what is the right temperature, how to clean and maintain the tap, and of course, how to pour Pilsner for a perfect hladinka, šnyt and mlíko.

Overall, I highly recommend this experience to anyone who visits Prague from now on, and I think I'll try to put it in the agenda of the next team-building event I will have in Prague.