For the first episode of our weekly series, François-Xavier D’Hollander, brewer at One Beer Later, will be talking about the 6 beers that made him appreciate craft and open up a brewery. So hop on your motorbikes, and enjoy a journey through time, riding down country lanes in the north of France, lounging on the beach with a Spanish beer, and having a rendez-vous with some local punks.
Yes they can – but is canned beer actually better?
Romania currently has three craft breweries that package their beers by the can. But with some local consumers still claiming that cans make beer taste like metal, we decided to have a closer look. Do canned beers actually taste better? Are they more feasible? And will the local crowd grow to love them?
A 6-pack of history: six beers that defined my relationship with craft beer (pilot episode)
In this new series of weekly articles, we'll be talking to brewers about the 6 beers that made them develop a relationship with craft beer and brewing, and led to them opening their own brewery. For the pilot episode, we're going to set the mood by taking a moment to talk about us. Meet Teodora, content writer and blogger at Beerologique, and the 6 beers that defined her relationship with craft.
Law no. 15/2016: did the smoking ban impact the growth of the craft beer market?
Romania banned indoor smoking in March 2016. That same year also saw an increase in the number of local craft breweries, a growth that has continued ever since. But are the two related? The following article takes a look at how the smoking ban has influenced consumers, the hospitality industry and craft beer.
Craft vs. COVID-19: How are Romania’s breweries handling the pandemic? (part 1)
We've started a new series of blog posts discussing the ways in which Romanian craft breweries are tackling the current COVID-19 pandemic. Here's hoping this series will be a short one.
The women of Romania’s craft beer industry
Whether it's brewing, branding and marketing strategies, or bottling and distribution, Romania's craft beer industry is no longer a men-only playground. To celebrate International Women's Day, we thought we'd raise our glass to the women who have shaped it along the way, and who continue to inspire those thinking about joining it. Meet some of the ladies who have been stirring the mash as well as the industry as a whole.
The hazies nebula, barrel aged dark matter, and a flocculation of sours – a 2019 review
2019 has been a heck of a roller coaster ride for the Romanian craft beer scene. We've seen an outstanding number of new beer releases, new styles being tackled, the IPA dominion still holding strong, and a few welcome trends that are hopefully here to stay. But with less new breweries compared to last year, and topped with some changes in the market and the industry, it does beget the question of what the future holds. So let's pour ourselves a drop and see where we're come so far.
Monthly Review – December 2019
We interrupt your holiday shenanigans with a message both grim and hopeful. Christmas is over, and for the vast majority of us, there’s not a lot to look forward to beyond the outrageous capers of New Year’s Eve. Ah, but at least there’s beer. And this month has provided plenty to keep us going through the dreariness that is January. So let’s see how this last month panned out, and ponder briefly what the next year will bring.
Monthly review – November 2019
As the year draws to an end and the nights become darker, colder, and longer, you’ll find that you probably have much more time to spend reading our monthly reviews. And after months of bemoaning the absence of dark beers, it seems that this month we've been quite spoiled for choice. So, go grab a pint of something dark and strong, settle down under a blanket, and find out what’s new in the brewing world.
Monthly review – October 2019
This month, it wasn’t just the leaves turning all the shades of the warmer colour spectrum, but the beers as well. It was about time too - after an IPA suffused summer, darker beers have finally come onto to the center stage. And to keep them company, we’ve also seen quite a few breweries take on some old school styles, as well as some new players joining the industry before the year is out.