New Beers

There’s always a new Romanian craft beer out there, waiting for you to try it out. So here’s a list of the latest releases, both new labels and new batches, from the past 15 days, brought to you in collaboration with online shop Berero Store.

 

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One Beer Later are finally taking on bottom-fermenting beers, starting off with their first lager. Rock ‘N’ Beer is a take on the good ol’ Bohemian lagers, with that typical malt-forward character, bready notes and a slight hoppy bitterness in the background.

Rock ‘N’ Beer – Czech Lager – 5% ABV

Get one here.

 

 

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Anagram Brewing return to the sunny realms of IPAs with Zen Den. A golden, medium bodied IPA, with an almost honey-like malt profile, and a double dose of dry hopping that results in a citrusy, elder flower aroma.

Zen Den – IPA – 6% ABV

Available here.

 

 

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Wicked Barrel are also returning to lighter beers, this time with a brand new release. Razzle Dazzle is a Pale Ale that goes to show that simple is sometimes best. At 5.1% ABV and with a generous helping of Citra hops, it is a light, fragrant and very moreish brew.

Razzle Dazzle – Pale Ale – 5.1% ABV

Grab a bottle here.

 

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Following no new releases in April, it was about time Hop Hooligans launched a new beer. Featuring Anspach & Hobday, this juniper and lime Pale Ale is a fresh, zesty, low ABV beer that brings together the craftsmanship of two great breweries and intriguing ingredients.

Genevieve – Juniper & Lime Pale Ale – 5% ABV

Check it out. 

 

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This month, one of Hop Hooligans’ best received beers is finally transitioning to can. Time is a hefty melange of chocolate, vanilla and cocoa nibs Imperial Stout, with an ABV to match.

Time – Imperial Stout – 11% ABV

Available by either:
Can: new batch
Bottle: aged for 1 year

 

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After brewing the first beer in the Bereta Brewing Community program, Hopdrops are now a finally up and running, pursuing their gypsy brewing dreams. First off is a Imperial Stout with an interesting addition of Kveik. Boozy, roasty, with a dark chocolate bitterness.

Northern Raven – Imperial Stout – 10.5% ABV

Check it out. 

 

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Bereta are taking a break from all their hazy IPAs and are treating us to a pastry stout. Diabeetus is everything the name promises and more: a 10.5% ABV Imperial Stout with pretty much everything you can find in a sweets shop: marshmallows, vanilla, cacao nibs, coconut, almond, walnut, chimney cakes, and lactose.

Diabeetus – Imperial Stout – 10.5% ABV

Treat yourself to one here.

 

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Aaaaand that’s a wrap: the last beer from the Bereta Brewing Community is now available online. Featuring homebrewer Dan Grecu, this raspberry wheat beer is a fresh, fruity, hoppy, pink and very hazy concoction, and an excellent conclusion to a very well received brewing experiment.

BBC Dan Grecu collab – Raspberry Wheat – 6% ABV

Get yours here.

 

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Carol Beer are returning this month with 2 new releases, as well as new labels. Starting off with a Red Ale, an accessible beer that features slightly roasted notes, as well as a toffee sweetness.

Red Ale – 5.5% ABV

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Also from Carol Beer, we’re treated to a Pale Lager this month. Another easy drinking brew, crisp, with a light bitterness and a hint of tropical fruit from the hops in the background.

Pale Lager – 4.8% ABV

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Batch 2 of Oriel Beer‘s Saison is finally out. This unique take on a traditional style has a higher ABV, as well as 3 types of hops and 3 types of malt. Packed with floral and citrusy notes, as well as spicy and slightly acidic undertones, it’s perfect for both a day out on the terrace, or aging for later.

Oriel Saison #2 – Saison – 7.2% ABV

Check it out. 

 

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Cider should definitely get more press, especially when new flavours are in town. Clarks Cider have been tinkering with a ginger addition to their range for almost a year now, and the results are finally in: a wonderful mix of dry apple cider, with a fiery kick in the background.

Cider with ginger – 4.5% ABV

Available on both 330ml and 500ml bottles.

 

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Say hello to the newest addition to the Romanian craft beer market: Mystic Mash join the scene with their first IPA, brewed at Three Happy Brewers. An easy drinking IPA, with citrusy notes, and a low ABV that makes it the perfect pair for lounging in on a terrace on a sultry, dog day.

Dog Days of Summer – IPA – 5% ABV

Stay cool, grab one here.

 

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It has been an excruciatingly slow couple of weeks when it comes to new releases. Luckily, this new batch of Patriot’s Ale from Amistad will work a treat. This American pale wheat ale is dry hopped with both American and New Zealand hops, for a fruity bitterness that pairs well with the wheat.

The Patriot’s Ale – American Pale Wheat – 7% ABV

Try one here.

 

This page was last updated May 22 2019.