Olovina Amon-Ra

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Location: Bucharest
Open since: June 2017
Brewer: Tudor Petrescu
Output in 2018: 50 hectolitres

General Information

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.

The beers vary in styles, as well as label design, each telling a different story (such as as the tale of the ghost ship Carmilhan), hinting at historical landmarks (such as Chindia Tower), or even old Romanian words that are long out of use (such as agapă, an old word for ‘ friendly feast’).

Amon-Ra has a relatively small output, which allows for a total of 1500 litres per month. With 6 different recipes ready to hit the fermenting vessels at any point, the beers are made seasonally, depending on the demand.

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.

Products:

  • Olovina – Classic Pale Ale – 5.8% ABV
  • Carmilhan – Imperial IPA – 7% ABV
  • Chindia – SMaSH-style IPA – 6% ABV
  • Agapa – Light Ale – 5% ABV
  • Kemosabe – Dark Ale – 5.5% ABV

For reviews, check RateBeerUntappd and Universitatea de Bere.

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This page was last updated December 27 2018.