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.
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).
TFN’s Alex Webber finds that as welcome as the news of pubs reopening has been, choppy waters lie ahead and will need to be navigated carefully by an industry left listing by the pandemic.
Pulling in thousands of visitors with the lure of hundreds of different brews the Warsaw Beer Festival has become the premiere beer event in the region.
Polish capital makes CNN’s Top 15 to rank alongside powerhouse cities such as Portland and Brussels.
Founded by Dominika Diller just three years ago to provide an antidote to the masculine brews being supped around the nation, the all-female Browar Hoplala is now firmly ensconced on Poland’s buoyant craft beer market.