Where to find Romanian Craft Beer

Over the last couple of years, Romanian craft beer has become increasingly widespread. This is great news for the brewers, and even better news for avid drinkers!

From bottle shops and growler refill stations, to the craftiest bars and restaurants, Romanian craft beer is rapidly becoming more accessible. Even certain supermarkets have taken notice, with some superb drops available on the shelves of your local store.

So, whether you’re travelling to the country or living here, read on to discover the best places to find great beer. With the locations we picked, we tried to list those that stock Romanian craft beer on a permanent basis, as well as showcase a wide range. We update these pages regularly, but if we’ve missed anywhere, please contact us and let us know!

Bucharest

As Romania’s capital and the largest brewing centre in the country, there’s certainly no shortage of places to find great beer. Find out more…

Cluj Napoca

Hot on the heels of Bucharest, Cluj Napoca has seen a number of new breweries open their doors in 2017. As a result, an increasing number of bars and bottle shops stocking Romanian craft beer have shot up. Find out more…

Timisoara

Home to Romania’s first craft brewery, there are numerous places to find Romanian craft beer in Timisoara. Find out more…

Sibiu

Popular with tourists, the medieval city of Sibiu has a few choices for crafty beer drinkers. Find out more…

Brașov

Currently there aren’t too many options for craft beer drinkers in Brasov. However, if you know where to look, you’ll find something tasty. Find out more…

Iasi

Though flung out far to the North-East of the country, Iasi is home to a number of bars stocking craft beer. Find out more…

Constanța

This bustling beach town is home to a nano brewery and a brew pub. Find out more…

Online

Certain breweries have an online shop attached to their web pages, check out their individual pages for their online stores. In terms of independent online retailers who stock Romanian craft beer, here are our pick:

  • Berero Store: the first online beer shop to stock just Romanian craft beer, Berero has regular stock updates, amazing value and rapid delivery around the country.
  • Craft Beer: owned by the The Real Beer Shop (with its physical store in Bucharest), it offers a great mix of local craft beers, and international offerings that you may not find online as easily.
  • Beer Academy: the oldest online beer shop in the country, it has a smaller selection of Romanian craft beer, but it’s a good place to start if you’re looking to mix and match local and international brews.
  • Bereta Webshop: newly opened in April 2020, the webshop belongs to the Bereta brewery, and it has a carefully (one might say ‘geekily’) curated mix of their own beers, as well as Romanian and international favourites.