The Brewery: founded in 2012 (on September 20th they proudly emphasize), Pracownia Piwa was the creation of three friends looking to make a living out of their hobby. Thus far they’ve succeeded. Based close to Kraków, in the village of Modlniczka, the brewery’s humble beginnings are a distant memory. Now regarded by enthusiasts as one of the core Polish breweries, their success has led to the launch of two bars: Tap House in Kraków and Hoppiness here in Warsaw.
The Beer: where to begin. Consistent big hitters in their range have included IPAs such as Dwa Smoki and Huncwot, not to mention the fabulously roasty Mr. Hard’s Rocks imperial stout. But the categorical classic? Hey Now, an American wheat which, whilst never breaking boundaries, has been declared by some as being ‘almost the ideal wheat beer’.