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9 Oct 2017

A beer festival in the Czech Republic has Alastair Gilmour purring into his glass.

When an event calls itself “the annual upstanding beer festival” it’s difficult to know what to expect. Does it mean “of good character” or will there be nowhere to sit down?

From the first impression of the Slunce Ve Skle (Sun In The Glass) beer festival all doubt is cast aside. The gathering is held every September around the courtyard of the Purkmistr brewery in Pilsen-Cernice, a rural protected area on the outskirts of Pilsen in the Czech Republic. And the description “of good character” is merely the start – Sun In Th...

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Meet and Drink writer Alastair Gilmour regularly conducts beer events throughout the UK and internationally – tours and tastings that have included a platform suspended 30 metres above the River Tyne and a real ale festival in a Moscow nightclub – and was for several years on the judging panel of the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender programme. [READ MORE]


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