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Beers from Plzeňský Prazdroj led by Gambrinus succeeded in a tasting competition (Translation)

30 September 2013

Plzeň, September 27, 2013 –Plzeňský Prazdroj’s beer succeeded in the prestigious tasting competition, Czech Beer 2013. In the category of 11° lagers, the highest award went to Velkopopovický Kozel together with Gambrinus Excellent. Václav Petras, one of the founders of Radegast brewery, was entered into the Czech Brewing and Malt-making Hall of Fame during the evening.

”The category of 11° beers is gaining in popularity. Therefore we are very happy that next to the most popular beer, Gambrinus Original 10°, our consumers and experts alike also appreciate Gambrinus Excellent 11°,” Jiří Fusek, malt master of Gambrinus brewery commented on the award and added an invitation to the Day of Czech Beer: “We are inviting all beer lovers to one of the pubs to join us to celebrate the Day of Czech Beer. We believe that the day deserves a celebration, and that we will be able to help create a brand-new tradition.”

Representatives of the Brewing and Malt-making Research Institute collected 61 samples from five categories to test the content of the original extract and the grading, according to which the beers were assigned into the individual categories of the competition. Sensory characteristics of the beers were then evaluated by an independent commission made up of beer makers, teachers, and experts from high schools and colleges, from the Malt-making Institute, and from the State Agricultural and Food Inspection.

Notes for editors:

- With its total sale of nearly 9.9 million of hectolitres during the calendar year of 2012 (including licensed 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 most significant world beer companies with 70 thousand employees in 75 countries around the world. It offers more than 200 beer brands including world-renowned brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as important local brands such as Aguila (Columbia), Castle (South Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China), Victoria Bitter (Australia), and Tyskie (Poland).

 

The new Plzeňský Prazdroj press contact Kateřina Krásová is available to media at:

Mobile: +420 724 617 219

Email: Katerina.Krasova@pilsner.sabmiller.com

Plzeňský Prazdroj in social media:

Twitter twitter.com/Prazdroj1

LinkedIN www.linkedin.com/company/plzensky-prazdroj

Youtube www.youtube.com/user/PlzenskyPrazdroj1

 

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.  

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [27/09/2013].

 

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