Poles' alcohol consumption pattern is changing towards more frequent use of strong spirits, according to the latest report.
Poland was one of the EU’s three biggest beer producers in 2021, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Tuesday.
Already known for its tightly-knit sense of camaraderie, Poland’s craft beer sector has risen to the challenges of the times to do its bit to alleviate the human catastrophe caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
For a minority, the essence of the weekend rests in the foggy little bars that were established during Communism. Though fast dwindling in number, and left utterly winded by the lockdown, these have tapped a new wave of fans among a small group of people.
Following a two-year absence, Warsaw’s Beer Festival has returned and, in the process, underscored the resilience of the country’s burgeoning craft sector.
Found at the very epicentre of the mixed-use Browary Warszawkie project, at a stroke it has opened a new door for Warsaw’s beer and craft food lovers while simultaneously bridging the past with the present.
Urszula Czerniawska-Kapeluch, senior brand manager at Żubr, said: “As our brand draws from the world of Polish nature, we feel responsible for actively supporting its protection."
Firmly ensconced in second place, figures also show a consistent rise in the production of low- and non-alcoholic beers.
The average Pole over the age of 15 now drinks 272 half-litre cans of beer per year, according to a new report on the rise of beer consumption in Poland compiled by the Jagiellonian Institute.
In our continuing series on the changing faces of Polish cities, this week we take a look at the Silesian capital of Katowice.