Pilsner Urquell set to offer ‘tank beer’ in more London pubs

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Czech brewer Pilsner Urquell is set to install more tanks in central London pubs and bars for serving its beer as fresh as possible.

They will include the Draft House in Seething Lane in the City where one of the brewery’s copper tanks is due to arrive on September 2.

It follows the success of “tankovna” beer at The White Horse in Parsons Green, south-west London, where it was first made available in June last year.

Delivered by a special tanker directly from the brewery in Plzen, the beer is pumped into specially crafted copper tanks from the Czech Republic which are installed and on display in the pub. Each tank contains 880 pints and they are refilled with fresh Pilsner Urquell every week.

Master brewer Robert Lobovsky said: “Tank beer is unique in its taste and quality and offers beer lovers the freshest beer possible. The tanks ensure that the beer is kept at the right temperature and in perfect condition until the time it is poured into the glass, ensuring the very best taste, quality and a fuller, rounder malt body.”

Charlie McVeigh, founder of the Draft House Group, said: “At Draft House we are all about sourcing beers with integrity and provenance. Having just returned from a fantastic visit to Plzen with our whole team, I can confirm that the whole place is a knock-out – especially the cellars. Ancient and hewn from the living rock, they are as impressive a feature as I have seen at any brewery.

“We are really proud to be serving the world’s first lager, Pilsner Urquell Tankovna, in its purest form.”

Pictured: Pilsner Urquell brewmaster Vaclav Berka and White Horse licensee Jez Manterfield with the tank beer last summer.
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