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)
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?
Brew Day Log: Bereta – Where Is Your God Now?
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?
Brew Day Log: Addictive Brewing – Young Europa
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
When the tone-deaf argue with the semidoct – the curious case of Bere Sara
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
A 6-pack of history – episode 4: with Silviu Burtă from Bereta Brewing
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.
A 6-pack of history – episode 3: with Adi Oros from Blackout Brewing
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.
Craft vs. COVID-19 – part 2: Entering the ‘State of Alert’ and waiting for bars to reopen
Part 2 of our series of blog posts discussing the ways in which Romanian craft breweries are tackling the current COVID-19 pandemic.
A 6-pack of history – episode 2: with Laurențiu Mândrilă from Oriel Beer
For our second episode, we are joined by Laurențiu Mândrilă, brewer and co-founder at Oriel Beer. Laurențiu was shaped and inspired by the Belgian brewing tradition, and today, he will tell us where it all began. So let’s join him as he spends a week with the Trappist monks, discovers hidden cafés in Bruges, and enjoys some barrel aged history.
Brew Day Log: Hophead Brewing – Opium – first batch at the new brewery
For the third entry in our Brew Day Log series, we joined Hophead as they brewed batch 97 of their flagship IPA, Opium. What makes this batch special is the fact that it's the first beer made at their new brewery. And what better way to christen your shiny new equipment than by brewing a crowd favourite? So on May 8th, we headed out to see history in the making.