Open since: June 2017
Brewer: Tudor Petrescu
One of the most elusive breweries we’ve come across so far, Amon-Ra has kept most of its brewing shenanigans fairly contained, and only made a proper appearance on the Romanian craft beer scene in April of 2018.
The brewery itself has been up and running since the summer of 2017, yet the idea behind it goes as far back as 2000. As with most beer lovers, Tudor was inspired by the growing craft beer movement he witnessed first hand in the US, as well as his time spent in Holland. The name of the brewery is a combination between an archaic Romanian word for beer, olovină, and the name of the Egyptian god Amon-Ra, who was also a bit of a beer lover himself.
Amon-Ra has a relatively small output, which allows for a total of 1500 liters per month. With 6 different recipes ready to hit the fermenting vessels at any point, the beers are made seasonally, depending on the demand. So far, we have only been fortunate enough to sample their Pale Ale, which was a thoroughly enjoyable brew.
Given the small output and the fact that their beers are not brewed as frequently or consistently, it is worth getting your hands on them as soon as you can. Keep an eye out for either The Real Beer Shop or Berero Store for any announcements, as well as the brewery Facebook page, as there’s a whisper of a rumor going around that it might be made available on draft this year, around Bucharest pubs and bars.
- Olovina – Classic Pale Ale – 5.8% ABV
- Carmilhan – Imperial IPA – 7% ABV
- Chindia – SMaSH-style IPA – 6.3% ABV
- Agapa – Light Ale (coming soon)
- Kemosabe – Dark Ale (coming soon)
- (1 more recipe to be confirmed – stay tuned!)
- Str. Andrei Mureșanu, nr. 18A
- Phone: 0742-777-956
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olovina/
This page was last updated June 23 2018.