If you thought pouring beer into a glass was easy then think again! Participants in the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender Competition had to have steady minds as well as steady hands when they recently competed for the honour of being crowned the world’s best pilsner pourer.
Majsan Johansson, a bartender from Björns Bar in Gothenburg was at the final in Berlin representing Sweden where she competed against bar colleagues from 16 other countries chosen from an original field of 4,000 entrants worldwide.
Majsan had to answer a series of questions incorporating brewing chemistry, beer history and the theory behind how to pour the perfect glass of Pilsner Urquell. She then had to hold her nerves in check to pull a PU in a single pour with a perfect head (which I’m told should be exactly 35mm high!)
Although Majsan didn’t quite make it into the final top three she had a blast in Berlin anyway. Here’s how she got there…..