Born in the City of Pilsen, Bohemia, in 1842, Pilsner was the answer to the low-quality beers of the era. The beer back then was so bad that citizens dumped it in the streets in protest. To remedy this problem, the local brewery hired Bavarian brewer Josef Groll to create a beer of high standards, which he did by using the German method of bottom-fermenting. The result was a clear, golden beer that was smooth and refreshing.