The Bridge 1859 is one of only two bars in Ireland (our sister bar, Lemon & Duke is the second bar in Ireland) with Pilsner Urquell's revolutionary tank beer system. It allows to us to serve fresh unpasteurised beer to the customer.
"The tank beer is from the start to the end – to the glass – it's the best condition that we're able to achieve,"
In the words of brewmaster Vaclav Berka, "beer is the best in the cellar of the brewery." That's where it's going to be at its freshest and why visiting breweries is the place to go to get the tastiest beer. But not everyone can get to Plzen so we have instead brought the beer to The Bridge 1859.
"The tank beer is from the start to the end – to the glass – it's the best condition that we're able to achieve," says Vaclav. The beer that goes into the tanks is unpasteurised, meaning it must be drunk fresher than pasteurised beer – the shelf-life for tank beer is just three weeks from leaving the brewery, and only one week once the tank is first opened, so you can guarantee that a pint of tank Pilsner Urquell tastes as close to cellar beer as we can achieve. That freshness means you get a fuller flavour and a deeper taste. To go with this, the tanks are temperature-controlled to a similar coolness to that of the cellars in Plzen.
Those four large tanks you see inside The Bridge 1859 house the fresh