Szenttamási Aranykakas


Location: Székelyszenttamàs, Harghita county (currently brewing in Hungary)
Contract brewing since: October 2018
Founders: Borsos Tamás & Edina
Output in 2018: 60 hectoliters

General information:

This small family business saw it’s beginnings in 2004, when Hungary was several steps ahead of Romania when it came to craft beer. During a trip to Budapest, they stumbled upon a craft beer festival, and after a couple of days of tasting brews like they’ve never tasted before, they started contemplating making their own.

What followed were 2 years of studying, sampling and reading about recipes, before their first beer, a Pilsner made with ale yeast, was entered in a homebrewing competition in Bucharest. The beer won 3rd place, and it encouraged them to pursue their brewing career.

In 2018, they contacted a brewery in Hungary, and after obtaining all their paperwork in October, production officially went live, before the first barrels got to the Romanian market in December that year.

The name of the brewery translates to ‘The Golden Rooster in Tămașu’ (a small, pittoresque village in Transylvania). Their current range consists of 3 beer styles to suit all tastes: an IPA, a lager-type, and a stout. Available by both 330ml bottles, as well as keg, and while their beers are not yet easily found in shops and bars, they’re looking to spread out in the months to come.


  • Summer IPA – IPA – 5.7% ABV
  • Altmodisch Altbier – Altbier – 5.3% ABV
  • Old Barrel Stout – Stout – 5% ABV

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Contact details:

Tel: 0741 036 321

This page was last updated January 22 2019.