Father’s Day Celebrations: Fathers’ Hike to Říp Mountain, Awarding of New Fathers, and Limited Edition of Pilsen Lager
12 June 2013
Plzeň, June 10, 2013 – On the third Sunday of June, we celebrate Father’s Day. To mark the occasion, Pilsner Urquell prepared not only a limited series of unique 1-litre bottles, but also a Father’s Hiking Trip to Říp Mountain, and an awarding of new fathers who will welcome their newly born on June 16, 2013. Mark your calendars – this year, we celebrate Father’s Day on June 16!
While Mother’s Day and Day of Children have their fixed position in our calendars, Father’s Day is often forgotten. Nevertheless, according to IPSOS agency survey performed for Pilsner Urquell*, about 15 percent of respondents personally observe the celebrations faithfully. Two thirds of respondents also mentioned that Father’s Day should be remembered and they do agree with establishing Father’s Day as a significant day.
Making Father’s Day more popular has been Pilsner Urquell’s task for several years now. This year, to mark the occasion, they have prepared not only a limited edition of Pilsen lager in unique packaging, but also other events to support awareness of Father’s Day celebrations.
For all fathers and their families, and for all supporters of Father’s Day, we have prepared a Hiking Trip of Fathers to Říp Mountain, “In the Footsteps of Forefather Čech With the Forefather of All Pilsen Beers Pilsner Urquell.” Besides the hike organised in two paths of different length, great beer, and a celebratory awarding of Pilsen brewery’s gift to Forefather Čech, the participants will have an opportunity to participate in interesting contests for interesting prizes. You can take off to Říp Mountain from Hoštka by the path that is 17.5 km long, or from Roudnice nad Labem by the path that is about 10 km shorter. As a reward, the hike participants will get draught beer and commemorative medals.
Another event that Pilsner Urquell prepared to celebrate this important day is the prize for fathers whose newly born will be born on June 6, 2013. These new fathers may apply until June 18, 2013 via the website www.den-otcu.cz. Three selected fathers will get 50 l kegs of Pilsen lager, which they can use to celebrate the birth of their new offspring.
More info about Father’s day and all the events at www.den-otcu.cz.
*Survey conducted by IPSOS research agency during May 3 – 8, 2013 on a selected population sample 1018 respondents.
Notes for editors:
- With its total sale of nearly 9.9 million hectolitres during the calendar year of 2012 (including licenced productions abroad) and with its export to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is the preeminent beer producer in the region and the biggest exporter of the Czech beer.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj Inc. is a member of SABMiller plc. group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship brand of the SABMiller brand portfolio.
- SABMiller plc. is one of the world’s biggest beer brewing companies with beer brewing activities or distribution in more than 60 countries across six continents. SABMiller portfolio includes important international Brands such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Pilsner Urquell, as well as almost 200 successful regional and national brands.
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Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 10th of June 2013.