A Leeds barman has won the Pilsner Urquell UK Master Bartender of the Year, and will go on to represent the nation in the international finals to be held in Berlin.
Chris Milner from Browns Bar and Brasserie will join 17 bartenders from around the world in the Czech Republic, before travelling to Berlin to represent the UK in the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender of the Year competition.
The final will include written and practical tests including the perfect pour and presentation of the beer.
The global champion will also win a special VIP trip to three of the Czech brand's export markets as part of the prize.
Nick Miller, managing director of Miller Brands, said: "Through our Master Bartender Programme, Pilsner Urquell recognises and rewards those bartenders from across the globe who not only set the benchmark in their profession, but also share the same passion and pride in Pilsner Urquell as the brewers have done for over 165 years.
"This year we had some really fantastic finalists and it gave me great pleasure to give the award to Chris. It was a tough competition and year on year, the knowledge, professionalism and dedication of the finalists is going from strength to strength. We look forward to keeping up this high standard and seeing the competition attract even more entries, as we draw more bartenders into the unique history of Pilsner Urquell."