Amistad Beer

25991395_10159777568060367_1186676402_o.pngLocation: Voluntari, Ilfov county
Open since: July 2017
Brewers: Doru Negrei & Cătălin Minea


Emerging unto the craft beer scene in July 2017, when the first beers were made available for sale, Amistad Beer is the result of an architect and a construction engineer who, after several years of home brewing on the kitchen hob, decided that the time has come to kick things up a notch and open a brewery. The name itself comes from Spanish, meaning ‘friendship’, and it tells the story of how the friendship between two brewers, Doru and Cătălin, and their marketing partner Bogdan, came to a fruitful result in the shape of beers.

Self-dubbed ‘the smallest microbrewery in Romania’, their 50 liter setup is dangerously straddling the border between brewery and glorified homebrewing, as it allows for a maximum output of 100 liters per day. Either way, it doesn’t seem to have been a setback, as Amistad made its debut with a core range of surprising variety: 7 different beers, from IPAs and Porters to a bolder flavor approach, incorporating ingredients such as chili, chocolate or passion fruit.

In spite of their small output, ranging between 60 and 80 hectoliters per year, their beers are available in an increasing selection of pubs and shops around Bucharest, as well as Cluj at Beer’s Point or online at Berero Store.

We look forward to seeing what they come up with next!


  • Amistad Red Ale – 5.10% ABV
  • Amistad IPA – 7.03% ABV
  • Amistad Spicy Chocolate – Chili Chocolate Ale – 4.2% ABV
  • Amistad Patriot Ale – American Pale Ale – 4.96% ABV
  • Amistad Brit Porter – English Porter – 5.5% ABV
  • Amistad Indian Passion – Passion Fruit IPA – 6.5% ABV
  • Amistad Brown IPA – 4.75% ABV

For reviews, check out RateBeer, Untappd, BeerAdvocate and Universitatea de Bere.


This page was last updated June 23 2018.