Pilsner is a popular beer produced by using a bottom fermentation method; it has a hop taste and specific flavor. This beer is named after Pilsen city, located in the Czech Republic. Many beer fans associate the occurrence of this type of beer with this city. History of Pilsner In 1839, the city authorities decided to build the Pilsen brewery, which could make the drink in a special way, because in these times the Bavarians considered an authority in the field of brewing. They experimented with bottom fermentation process, resulting in a beer with a great taste. Gradually this beer type was changing in a composition, but today the composition has stabilized, and new brewing technologies appear step by step. For the preparation of high-quality beverage an essential condition is an application of light malt, saaz hops and soft water. Specific Czech and German brands are the most famous and popular, and differ in degree of hop bitterness. Also Belgian brands with slightly sweet taste gained popularity. Many breweries use the name Pilsner or Pils. This indicates their refinement and uniqueness, while in the production process the typical for this beer ingredients beer could be not used. There are Bohemian, German and classic American Pilsner. All these brands differ in strength and taste. Furthermore, they have differences in manufacturing technology. Strength is from 4.2% to 5.4%. Some brands have a sweet taste, and some are bitter.