2021 marks a decade since the first Romanian craft beer entered the market. In the grand scheme of local brewing, 10 years may seem like too short a time for anything noteworthy. And yet, as if trying to make up for lost time, these past 10 years have seen some truly drastic changes to the … Continue reading 13 beers that defined a decade of Romanian craft brewing
"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
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
On January 6th, I made an announcement on our FB page that I will be stepping down from the Beerologique project. The decision was a very difficult one, but at the same, time, it was something I had been contemplating for the past couple of years. The reasons behind it were varied. One one hand, … Continue reading Some thoughts on beer blogging + an update
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?