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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's official: summer has already been put behind us, but it looks like the brewers have yet to get the memo. While this month has seen a constant flow of new releases, everyone seems somewhat loath to leave the sunny days behind. And if there's not much to be done about the days getting shorter, at least the brewers can still capture some of that summer glow in their IPAs and pale ales. So let's take a look.
Romanian breweries took July by storm, with a good number of new releases across the board. And in spite of August being generally considered the last holiday month right before sending the kids back to school, brewers have been very productive. With 26 new releases, we've seen a wide array of styles, collaborations, as well as exciting beers to look forward to this autumn.