Hop, Hop Hurray!

Hop, Hop Hurray!

Features 24 October 2016 0

After years spent waiting in the wings, Warsaw has a craft brewery to call its own. The man behind it, Łukasz Kojro, reveals his story… What’s the Browar Palatum story? It began nine years ago when my dad and brother gave me a home brewing kit for my birthday.... Read more
Bierhalle Wilanów

Bierhalle Wilanów

Going Out 26 February 2016 0

The latest Bierhalle venture is the shining pearl of this long-established empire. The beer is freshly brewed on-site and served with food befitting of the beer hall aesthetic. Bierhalle ul. Klimczaka 1, bierhalle.pl Read more
Brewery Watch: Pracownia

Brewery Watch: Pracownia

Blog 16 January 2016 0

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.... Read more
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... Read more
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,... Read more
The Home of Beer

The Home of Beer

Features 2 September 2013 0

Regional beers have become big news and leading the pack is the stuff from Ciechanów. As an excuse for a travel piece that tops the lot. Polish beer hasn’t always had the best press, least not from me. I liken much of it (well, the big brands) to poison;... Read more
Smooth Hoperator
Forget the mega brands, Polish beer is being given a new lease of life by the backwater breweries: places like Browar Konstancin. Past Warsaw city limits, and down a bumpy track of puddles and potholes, something truly wonderful is brewing – literally. Operating since 1993, Browar Konstancin have built... Read more