There are currently 40 operational craft and artisan breweries in Romania, however this is a number that is set to rise, so be sure to check back for regular updates!
For the list of gypsy and contract brewers, have a quick look-see over here.
The third craft brewery to open in Oradea, it comes as the embodiment of many years of passionate homebrewing and research.
Originally dubbed ‘the smallest craft brewery’ in the country, Amistad are based in Bucharest and offer an impressive and constantly growing range of different beers.
Although making small scale batches since 2017, this small brewery in Bucharest only started making a proper appearance on the market in April of 2018. In September 2019, they also started contract brewing at De Molen in the Netherlands.
A new brewery located just outside of Arad, brewing a range of mostly traditional beers.
The only brew pub in Cluj-Napoca, and one of the oldest breweries in the country, they serve a range of beers and fantastic food.
With a brewpub under its belt, this brewery is currently predominantly available on draft, on their own premises.
One of the four craft breweries in Cluj-Napoca, they have brewed for almost 2 years in Hungary, before relocating to Cluj at the beginning of 2018.
The first craft brewery based in Bucharest, Sikaru have been producing a range of different beer styles over the last few years, and can now be readily found in supermarkets across the country.
A tiny craft brewery based in Constanta, their range is brewed and bottled following very traditional techniques, yet it is becoming increasingly available across the country.
The first brewery in Blaj opened on December 1st 2018, and its range focuses on adding honey to more traditional brews, in hope of giving them a modern twist.
A small brewery tucked away in the natural beauty of Transylvania, Lăpușna is a rare beer that is worth seeking out.
Traditional, natural beer that started off on a small scale, they can now be found in supermarkets across the country.
The fourth independent brewery in Sibiu launched in August of 2018.
Romania’s first gypsy brewers, and brewers of Ratebeer’s Best Beer In Romania 2016 and 2017, they opened their own brewery in Timișoara in 2018.
Oradea’s second craft brewery, their first beers became available on the market starting April 2019, but their official opening was marked later that year, in December.
New addition on the Timișoara craft beer map – more details soon!
Brewing Belgian style beers, Capra Noastră are the first craft brewery based in Iași.
One of the largest artisan brewery in the country, Carol began their production in December 2018. .
Third craft brewery to open in Iași, their three-beers range is finally available by both bottle and draft in bars and shops around the country.
Based in Bucharest, this brewery has been operating since March 2019, producing a small range of beers that are easily found across the city.
Brewing a range of tasty medicines in Timișoara, Clinica de Bere was the first craft brewery to emerge onto the Romanian market, back in 2011.
The latest addition to the Timișoara scene, their first beer was launched in April 2019.
Once a well known Romanian brewery with a history going back to the 19th century, it has recently been rebranded and reopened, as a craft brewery and brewpub.
One of the best known craft breweries in Romania, and Ratebeer’s Best Brewery in Romania 2016.
Creators of a wide range of diverse, world class craft beers, Hop Hooligans are pushing the boundaries and introducing the Romanian market to exciting new styles. They are also the only craft brewery in Romania currently canning.
The first craft brewery in Cluj Napoca, Hophead produce a range of consistently excellent beers and some special seasonal treats.
After waiting almost 2 years for their paperwork to come through, the first brewery in Târgu Mureș opened officially in December 2018.
Opened in Cluj-Napoca at the end of 2017, their range is slowly working its way in gaining popularity across the country.
Introducing the first micro-brewery to Braşov, Mustața de Bere are slowly but surely trickling into the local market and beyond.
The second brewery operating on-site in Sibiu, their Belgian style range was launched in April of 2018.
Purveyors of more traditional styles, brewed in Roman, Nemțeana’s pilsners and lagers have become a familiar sight in many pubs and bars in cities across the country.
Fresh from Buzău, these guys have made their debut at the end of 2017.
After taking home several awards from various homebrewing competitions, these guys finally revealed their range of Belgian beers to the market in December 2017.
After several experimental batches and an apprenticeship in Croatia, this Bucharest brewery joined the craft beer scene and made their beers available commercially in May of 2018.
Based in Bucharest, Perfektum currently produce a small range of great beers, but are looking to be broadening their horizons as the years pass.
The Bucharest craft beer scene is bubbling with new additions. Keep an eye on these lads and their beers launched at the end of August 2018.
First open in 2005, this brewery in Iași is among the first independent breweries in the country.
Offering a growing range of beer styles from around the world, all of which can also be enjoyed in the beer garden attached to the brewery.
The first brewery in Sibiu to start brewing on site, their 3 beers range has been available on the market since the end of 2017.
One of the first craft brewers in Romania, Zăganu emerged way back in 2013. They offer a range of traditional beer styles, as well as some more modern seasonal ales.