Pilsner Urquell is a Czech beer, produced since 1842 in the city of Plzen, in the region of Bohemia.
Probably it is the oldest light beer on the market, created by Josef Groll, although the brewery production in Pilsen seems to have started already in 1307.
All the lager produced currently in the world seem to be inspired by this beer. Several use the name pils(ner), although they are often less substantial and hopped than the original Bohemian beer.
The brewery PPAS today belongs to the SABMiller group. Pilsner Urquell is exported to about 50 foreign countries and its market is increasing. It recently won the prestigious trophy in Chicago and named World Champion Beer.