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.
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.
When shoe company WoshWosh heard about the plight of Józef Kania from Toruń who has been fixing and making shoes since 1944, internet users sprang into action, sharing his story thousands of times and driving customers to support his business.
Exactly 100 years after its first brewery opened and half a decade after it stopped production, beer enthusiast and home brewer Michał Rawski (L) and pub owner Tomasz Kirsz (R) have just opened Kluczbork’s first craft beer brewery, Miastolas (literally City Forest).
To mark the 60th anniversary of one of the most valuable hoards of treasure ever found in Europe, TFN’s Nick Westerby travelled to Toruń to find out more about the stash and where it came from.
Used to decorate wall panels as an alternative to wallpaper, as upholstery for furniture and as a decorative covering for bags, boxes, chests and jewellery, gilt leather was once used to adorn the most luxurious noble interiors, including castles and palaces.
The 33-year-old from Kielce has now been flooded with media attention and customer orders after his wife posted photos of the intricately carved pieces onto social media.
Aware of the challenges faced by its craftsmen and women, the town of Bełchatów has sought to revive interest in traditional trades.
The rare set, of which there are only four in the world, came with a hefty price tag: the museum bought it for around 2.4 million złoty (over 0.5 million euros).