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.
Once unwanted and unloved, Katowice has gone through a renaissance and good things are happening, as TFN’s Alex Webber found out.
Archaeologist, historian and certified beerophile Sławomir Dryja from the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków, decided to bring the historic brew back to life after discovering the ‘secret’ ingredient hidden in the palace walls.
Built almost entirely from empty wine and beer bottles, the house in Jasło has been christened KARP and will be used by local fishermen.
Tenderly renovated and charmingly subdued, it’s not difficult to see why Piotrków Trybunalski’s Old Town vies with Łódź as one of the country’s most filmed cities: among others, Robin Williams worked here (Jakob the Liar) as too have heroes of Polish kino such as Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) and the legendary Andrzej Wajda (Pan Tadeusz).