Earlier this week, we were tagged by Bere și Lucruri (the geezers behind the most inebriated-sounding podcast known to man) to list our favourite beers from 2020. We posted them on our Instagram page, but after giving it some thought, we decided that a blog post is in order. 2020 was an odd year (to … Continue reading Our 10 Favourite Beers of 2020 – And Why We Loved Them
Since the dawn of craft beer, there have probably been more attempts at defining it than there are beer styles. All of them constantly evolving and adapting to indiscriminately include as many breweries as possible. And yet, none of these definitions hold water. In today's episode, we're going to take a look at why trying … Continue reading Why is it so difficult to define ‘craft beer’?
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
For the 6th entry in our Brew Day Log series, we decided to keep it local, so on the 9th of September we headed over to Kutuma to document the brewing of the second batch of their Kölsch, Transa. And we weren't the only ones to keep it local either. What sets Transa apart from … Continue reading Brew Day Log: Kutuma – Transa batch 2 (fresh hop edition)
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?
For the 5th entry in our Brew Day Log series, we headed over to the Bereta brewery on July 23rd to document the making of... something unorthodox. Admittedly, our main reason for visiting Timișoara was doing an impromptu pub crawl, but we've always wanted to see Bereta in action, so we combined the two. When … Continue reading Brew Day Log: Bereta – Where Is Your God Now?
For the 4th entry in our Brew Day Log, we joined Horia from Addictive Brewing as he added a brand new beer to his repertoire. We've been following Horia and his brewing antics for several years now, and in many ways, we consider him one of the most influential characters of the current craft beer … Continue reading Brew Day Log: Addictive Brewing – Young Europa
At some point last week, we came across a post written by an avid beer drinker, who decided to warn the market about the unpalatable quality of the new brand from Bere Sara, called Sandro Beer. Accusations were thrown left and right, mentions of infections, drain pours, and complete lack of shame on the brewer's … Continue reading When the tone-deaf argue with the semidoct – the curious case of Bere Sara
For the fourth episode of our weekly series, we’ll be speaking to Silviu Burtă from Bereta Brewing. For Silviu, what started off as an innocent collector’s hobby grew into a passion for brewing, and later opening one of the most community-oriented craft breweries in Romania. From classic beers to core-geek, here’s how it all started.
In today's episode, our guest is Adi Oros from Blackout Brewing. Adi has seen a staggering growth in just a few years, from unassuming beer drinker, to homebrewer, fully fledged craft beer geek, and the mastermind behind Romania's currently top rated brewery on Untappd. These are the 6 beers that brought him where he is today.