One of Cisk‘s latest beers, the Pilsner, has been voted the World’s Best Czech Style Pale Lager in the World Beer Awards 2017, which were held in London earlier this month. The awards involved an international judging panel blind-tasting the best beers in each of the 72 styles, with over 1,900 beers from more than 36 countries taking part this year.
What’s so great about Pilsner’s latest victory is that to get the gold medal for the world’s Best Czech Style Pale Lager, the Maltese beer beat 18 other countries… including the Czech Republic itself!
Cisk Pilsner has been around for just one year, but has already been gathering a couple of awards over the last couple of months. Just two months ago, it was awarded a bronze medal at the Australian International Beer Awards.
The Pilsner was actually originally brewed by Farsons Brewery in the late 1940s, but was relaunched in 2016 to wide critical acclaim, with its success at the 2017 World Beer Awards being its latest. The awards are presented by TheDrinksReport.com, which is regarded as the world’s number one online resource for drinks professionals. Cisk Pilsner has an alcohol content of 5.5% by volume, which makes it stronger than the popular Cisk Lager variant. The Pilsner was also one of the most popular beers at this year’s Farsons Great Beer Festival.
“This latest award is a significant and major achievement for Cisk Pilsner and a wonderful tribute to the brewing team,” said Martin Polidano, Head Brewer at Farsons Brewer. “We are extremely proud of our heritage and tradition as well as our unwavering commitment to the highest brewing standards, using only choicest raw materials and applying strict quality standards, and this has once more given us results to be proud of.”