The pilsner was born in Pilsen, in Czech Republic, in the region of Bohemia.
The brewery that has strongly developed this style is 'Bürgerlichen Brauhaus' (bourgeois brewery in German). The beer involved is better known as Pilser Urquell. It is still marketed today.
The production process had already been discovered by a German and an Austrian a year or two before, but the first to file the patent was Josef Groll. He had a good nose because the brewery quadrupled its production in less than ten years. The architecture of the brewery is even designed to be able to store ice, which made it possible to brew all year round.
The success of pilsner is well established. This style shook all the markets of Europe in the interwar period, so much so that the majority of breweries in Western Europe began to brew it. Even though the bottom fermentation process was used by the Germans, especially in Bavaria, continental marketing of German lagers was never possible.
What has been discovered is the scientific mastery of this manufacturing process. And, the fact that the beer was pasteurized before being bottled, which allowed the product to travel further before the use-by date was exceeded. This was not the case with German lagers.
The demand has become increasingly high today. The Pilsner beer is the most produced and most consumed style on the surface of the globe.