Three Happy Brewers

DSC_0045Location: Bucharest
Open since: June 2017
Head brewer: David Raets
Output in 2018: 800 hectolitres (including gypsy & contract brewers)


Romania seems to be a favourite playground for foreign investors and beer lovers, who often end up settling here and opening a business, in a pursuit to make beers that are common in their native lands. Not that we’re complaining – if anything, there’s a fair chance that without them, we would have taken far longer to produce IPAs and stouts, and all manner of styles that are not adjacent to lagers or pilsners.

Three Happy Brewers (two Italians and a Belgian, to be more precise) follow the same success story. In 2015, the Michele, Giulio and David decided to put their love for world-wide beer styles, travelling and homebrewing together, and shaped their vision into the brewery which launched 2 years later.

What makes Three Happy Brewers stand out among other breweries is the accent they place on styles rather than their use of adjuncts and convoluted recipes. While other breweries focus on various hop and malt combos, THB embark on a journey to rediscover and show their own take on both traditional, as well as newer beer types. This isn’t to say that they will shy away from trying out the odd fruity number, as well as collaborating with other breweries to tackle new ideas.

While they’ve been on the market for just over 1 year, THB and their ‘Always happy’ tag line found a spot in the hearts of both beer lovers and breweries. Not only have they doubled their production line with four shiny fermenting vessels this year, they have also participated in quite a few collaborations. So far, they have started making customized beers for some of the bars, pubs and private contractors around Bucharest, and they also took a couple of gypsy brewers under their wing, the recently launched Anagram Brewery and Dead Men Hops.

Not only that, but they also launched their own version of tap takeovers, the Tap Come Over, where they invite other fellow breweries on their premises to showcase their brews. After all, they thoroughly understand the fact the craft beer industry is not a dog-eat-dog world, but rather a playground for others to be stimulated, challenged, and an opportunity to turn competition into collaborations.

Their beers are easily available throughout the country, either by 330ml bottles or on draft. Check out the map on their website for your nearest place stocking their brews, or get them online from Berero Store.



Classic range:

  • Australian Pale Ale – 5.5% ABV
  • Czech Pilsner – 5% ABV
  • West Coast IPA – 5.6% ABV
  • Belgian Enkel – 4.8% ABV
  • English Amber Ale – 5.5% ABV
  • Vienna Lager – 5.5% ABV
  • Robust Porter – 6% ABV
  • Bohemian Lager – 5% ABV

Seasonal beers:

  • Pumpkin Ale – 5.6% ABV
  • XTBeer – IPA – 5.7% ABV
  • East Coast IPA – IPA – 6.5% ABV
  • Balkan Breakfast – Coffee Oatmeal Stout with coffee from Claro Cafe Roastery – 7% ABV


Contract brewing:

For reviews check RateBeer, Untappdand Universitatea de Bere


This page was last updated April 8 2019.