Pilsen: Second Time is a Charm

This post is mainly an update to the previous post on the city and brewery at Pilsen.  So you may want to go there first.

Two big differences between our visit in October 2011 and October 2015:

1) We were allowed unlimited photos on the brewery tour so I made this video:

 

2)  We went in to the Great Synagogue.  Here are a couple photos:

Great Synagogue, Pilsen, Czech       Synagoge Glass. Pilsen, Czech

Also they were holding an excellent exhibition of WW II photos including the real nitty-gritty of soldiers and citizens reactions to liberation.  As history (or movie) buffs know Pilsen was taken from the Germans by the Americans under Patton while Prague had to wait for the Russians to do the honors.

One element that was the same as previously was our lunch at the brewery pub; it was good authentic Czech food at good non-touristy prices–despite being billed as the highest capacity pub in Czech Republic.

Cheers to good beer being brewed by a giant multi-national corporation   🙂

My First Time

to see beer delivered to a pub by tanker truck:

Pilsner by the tanker truck         including the hose from tanker

The receiving establishment, U Sadu, is in my block.  It is very highly rated by Prague’s pub aficionados but I have found it no better than a dozen others we have been too.  Still it is nice knowing that it is nearby and now I won’t have to worry about it running out of our favourite Czech brew, Pilsner Urquell.

Czech Beer Nation

Today is the first day of the two week long Czech Beer Festival which I will write about after attending.  Publicity for it allowed me to discover this video from 2010.  Watch it and you will go a long way in understanding the Czech people.

Cheers

 

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