Gypsy & Contract Brewers

There was a time when the list of gypsy breweries in Romania contained one glorious name: Bereta Brewing.
However, 2018 saw a rapid rise in contract brewing, with a steady continuation into 2019, and while these lads don’t have a brewery of their own just yet, they surely deserve their own page. And with the Gypsy Program kicking off at Ground Zero, as well as other breweries opening their doors to various nomads, this list is sure to grow in the months to come. 

Here are the 20 gypsy* & contract** brewers you will find in Romania, as follows:

Gypsy brewers in Romania:

Acan Brewing
Antidot Brewing Co.
Bere București**
Blackout Brewing

Brews Brothers
Dead Men Hops
Doi Flăcăi**

Hopdrops
Low Frequency Brews
Mystic Mash
Neuron Mash
Owl Brewery
Propaganda
Takezo Art

Tomești Hill Craft Brewery
White Collar Brewing**
Wicked Barrel Brewery
Zburătorul

Gypsy brewing abroad:

1717 Bere Artizanală
Szenttamási Aranykakas

Special mentions:
Olovina
Sunstone Alehouse
– Moldovan company

*A bit of clarification regarding gypsy breweries:
All gypsy breweries listed have their own company (SRL) with the relevant NACE/CAEN codes for either brewing or distributing beer. They also design their own recipes, and often partake in the brewing process. This list does not include homebrewers, or individuals brewing one-off batches with breweries, such as the beers made through the Bereta BBC program.

**A bit of clarification regarding contract breweries:
The contract breweries mentioned above are typically bars and shops that have a separate company (SRL) for beer retail, and regularly have batches brewed by their parent breweries. Shops that provide one-off customized labels for clients, bands, bars, restaurants, cafes, even online shops such as Berero Store, are not listed due to the fact that they are occasional clients without a core range, and the beers they provide are often just custom labels for already existing beers. You can find their beers listed under the page of the main brewery making them, yet we do not consider them ‘full-time’ contract brewers.