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
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.
Well, they've gone and done it, the absolute madmen: with 22 new breweries and 161 labels released, 2018 has been frothing with activity. Looking back to just five years ago, the growth we have seen this year alone is outstanding. But it also calls for taking a step back, pouring yourself a pint, and contemplating what's in the pipes for the future of the brewing industry.
86 bottles of beer on the wall, 86 bottles of beer.
Take one down and pass it around, 87 bottles of beer on the wall.
There is literally no better way to sum up the way the Romanian craft beer scene has grown in 2017. Just when we thought we'd counted them all, a new brewery would pop up, or a new beer would be launched, constantly keeping us on our toes. So let's crack one open (we've got choice a plenty) and see what last year has been all about.