From kit to tap – how homebrewing communities are shaping the Romanian craft beer scene

"Your driver is arriving in 3 minutes." As I put the beer bottles in my backpack, ready for the homebrew contest, there are two thoughts running round in my head. First, I can't help but find it truly awesome that Cluj has a well established homebrewing community, going strong for more than 2 years now. … Continue reading From kit to tap – how homebrewing communities are shaping the Romanian craft beer scene

Bottomless barrels, the Pilsner revival and bittersweet farewells in the Year of the Rat – a 2020 review

It is with a (rather significant) delay that we bring you our report of what happened on the Romanian craft brewing scene in 2020. The year has been rife with trials and tribulations, yet against all odds, it still provided room for growth, as well as some interesting developments. From new breweries to an emergence … Continue reading Bottomless barrels, the Pilsner revival and bittersweet farewells in the Year of the Rat – a 2020 review

Craft vs. COVID-19 – part 3: facing new challenges during peak beer season

We’ve started a series of blog posts discussing the ways in which Romanian craft breweries are tackling the current COVID-19 pandemic. We hoped that this would be a short series - over half a year later, it seems that's no longer the case. It’s been almost 8 months since Romania entered lockdown (March 25th). Six … Continue reading Craft vs. COVID-19 – part 3: facing new challenges during peak beer season

Which beer style defines Romanian craft brewing, and why is it IPA?

For the longest time, Romanians have been a nation of lager drinkers. Not necessarily by choice, but because that's what breweries made and, as a consequence, that's what sold. Things started changing around the time craft breweries made an appearance on the market, and nowadays, a pint of IPA is one of the images most … Continue reading Which beer style defines Romanian craft brewing, and why is it IPA?