Location: Găneasa, Olt County
Open since: April 2020
As the map of Romanian craft breweries start padding out, we’re glad to see new ones pop out in more remote areas of the country, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. We first caught wind of Ferma de Bere several years back, when it seemed like a small, unassuming homebrewing project. Yet it wasn’t until 2020 that we finally saw them emerge on the market.
As it turns out, the idea behind Ferma de Bere really did start off in 2015, when its founders decided to pursue a business avenue few dared venture in back then: brewing their own beer. After months of prospecting suppliers, they got their equipment in 2016, and even found a great location for their brewery-to-be, in the village of Găneasa, where they begun setting up. They were pretty much ready to go live, if it weren’t for that all too familiar game with the authorities, and waiting the necessary paperwork and authorizations that would allow them to launch. It took them nearly 4 years to sort out through all the bureaucratic loops and hoops, but in November 2019, they finally received the thumbs up to start brewing. Their first beers went into the tanks, and after several more months of recipe tweaking and testing, they sold their first beers in April 2020.
Ferma de Bere could be well classed as a nano-brewery, producing around 1600 liters each month. They currently have three beers, available as part of the Antica range: a Pale Ale, Porter, and a Wheat IPA. Getting your hands on them might still take some time though, as they’re currently available mostly in bars and restaurants in the town of Slatina. They are, however, finding their way on the market and the right outlets, so here’s hoping that we can sample their beers soon!
- Antica Porter
- Antica Pale Ale
- Antica Wheat IPA