beer

A Dark Art

A Dark Art

Features 26 February 2015 0

Regarded as a niche within a niche, a rising number of Poles are discovering a new thirst for stout… Let’s try a word association game: I say ‘stout’, you say… Be honest, I bet you’d answer Guinness. Increasingly, however, drinkers are noting that there’s more to stout than Guinness...
Warszawa-Berlin-Express
***CLOSED*** Warsaw nightlife does fancypants just fine: you know, venues that are all Latino wannabes practicing The Game. Sometimes, looking around, you want to scream: give me something real. Well, it doesn’t get more real than Berlin. Hidden in the dirty guts of Most Poniatowskiego, even the approach feels...
Take a Flight

Take a Flight

Features 14 October 2014 0

Baffled and bamboozled by all those weird beers down your local multi-tap? Don’t get drunk, get crafty! Order a flight for a sneaky sample of what’s hot and what’s even hotter… Chmielarnia Twarda 42 Not nearly as trendy as the other multi-taps, subterranean Chmielarnia attracts an earnest audience of bearded beer...
The Art of the Craft

The Art of the Craft

Features 13 October 2014 0

AleBrowar didn’t just revolutionize the world of domestic artisan beer, but the world of Polish beer label design. We talk to Michał Rybczyński of Ostecx Créative – the creative agency behind the branding… WI: How did Ostecx get involved in beer label design? MR: First, we got involved with...
It’s Hip to be Hops

It’s Hip to be Hops

Features 10 October 2014 0

No more is Poland a wasteland of watery yellow fizz. Craft beer has swept the country, leaving the general public thirsting for more. The Insider speaks to Michał ‘Docent’ Maranda, one of the leading authorities on the national beer renaissance… All meetings should be like this. It’s Monday afternoon,...
Masters of the Craft
Launched in May 2013, Cześć began life as a neighborhood café bar with an accent on quirky, regional brews. Over time, however, it has morphed into something else: a cult ‘mini-tap’ renowned for its friendly welcome and experimental Polish beers. Piotrek Ptaszyński, one half of the team behind it,...
Bibenda

Bibenda

Reviews 3 October 2014 0

I used to work with an editor in New York who told me that she had a rotation of local restaurants she would visit each night after work since she hated to cook (even though we worked together on a food magazine). I remember asking her if she felt...
Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

Features 29 August 2014 0

Cult brewery AleBrowar have been left fuming by the Żabka chain after the high street giant started selling Polski Chmiel – an inferior beer with a near identical design to AleBrowar’s Rowing Jack. It’s not the first time Żabka have been accused of plagiarism; in 2012 Browar Czarnków took...
Off the Card Cocktails
When the drink menus look like they are carved in stone, try ordering off the menu. Here are five places we love to chat n sip with the bartender. Leniviec (Poznańska 7) There were natural suspicions when Leniviec made the transition from coffee to cocktails, but whose laughing now?...
Kwadrat

Kwadrat

Going Out 13 July 2014 0

Chilled out and downtempo, owners Zosia and Michał have created a legend out of this dinky two room affair. Nights get blurry in Kwadrat, one of the first bars in town to spread the gospel of regional and new wave beer. Enjoy it alongside an amiable, late 20s crowd....

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