We don’t joke when we talk about beer, Romanian beer. It is a great way of cooling down and enjoying the summer at its best. And on top all, beer has always been an important part of our culture— especially pop culture. You know how they say. Not all those who wander are lost. They're probably just looking for beer.
With the summer closing in, the temperature has been rising constantly, so what better way to cool down than by drinking a good cold beer? And the best way to enjoy it is by pairing it with some traditional Romanian food.
The Timisoareana brewery was founded in Timisoara in 1718 and it has a tradition of almost 300 years. The story of the beer begins in the first brewery in Romania. Since then, the tradition is well-preserved and the values have stood still. Prepared using traditional recipes by master brewers, Timisoreana earned its high spot on the list of Romanian beers.
For 7 years, from 2005 to 2012 Timişoreana organized a national tour celebrating the establishment of the first brewery in Romania entitled "Sarbatorile Timisoreana".
The history of Ursus is closely linked to the events that occurred over time in Cluj. The first brewery from Cluj where Ursus is made was founded in 1878 in Manastur. Last year, Ursus launched the first beer specially brewed for a music festival in Romania, UNTOLD Festival, inspired by the experiences and the unique atmosphere of the festival.
Ursus beer. Photo source: Sunshine Sarah
The roasted malt, flavored hops, and clean water are the essential ingredients that combine in well-established proportions and patiently give birth to the beer Ciucas. The story of Ciucas began in 1892 in Brasov. The name of the beer comes from the name of the mountain where the water used in the recipe springs.
Ciucas beer. Photo source: Ciprian Udrescu
Ground Zero made its appearance in Romania in 2015, as a craft beer. It is a product that sets new standards and changes the Romanians' perception of beer. This beer is the end result of a passionate challenge: "Break all rules & burn all known boundaries in brewing beer, let everything cut down to creativity, spontaneity & nonconformism." You can find the beer in several pubs throughout the country, mostly in Bucharest, but also in Sibiu, Brasov, Iasi, and Cluj-Napoca.
The Zaganu craft beer is unpasteurized, has a strong taste, is made with three types of hops, and contains a fine extract of black malt. At the foot of Zaganu Peak (1817 m), near Cheia resort, is Fabrica de Bere Buna, where a handful of skilled people produce Zaganu.
Zaganu beer. Photo source: Beer-Shop.ro
• It is cheap. One beer in a restaurant has an average cost of 1.15 Euro
• It is strong and flavourful. You have lots and lots of local and imported beer with different flavors to fulfill everybody’s expectations.
• It is an easy way to get the temperature dropping on the hot days when you’re in Romania. You know that there’s nothing better than a cold beer to beat the weather!
Beraria H is the largest restaurant in Bucharest and the largest brewery in Eastern Europe. It is located in Pavilion H from Park Herastrau. Beraria H has an area of 4975 sqm indoor and area of 3200 sqm outdoor, where are the terrace and the parking space.
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Beraria H has up to 2,000 seats, a superb terrace located on the lake Herastrau and bar areas, a restaurant, and pub.
A unique place in Bucharest where you can taste the best dishes along with a cheerful potion - beer. If you want to tipple you must come here! It's a great place, with a capacity of 800 people. The restaurant is hosted in a historical building – Casa Oprea Soare – and preserves original elements of furnishings and authentic recipes from the interwar period.
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The brewery from Strada Stavropoleos, Caru cu Bere, is a place full of tradition, where every object has its own story. One of the few places in Bucharest where it seems that nothing has changed and the architecture reminds those who step into the brewery why Bucharest was once considered The Little Paris. Besides beer that is produced by a secret original recipe, Caru 'cu Bere is famous for its tasty dishes. The specialty of the house was for a long time sausage with horseradish. The building that houses the restaurant is declared a Historical and Architectural Monument. The beer of the house is produced after a secret recipe in Tuborg brewery, which is closed one day every month to brew this delicious drink.
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This "Beer Factory" from Cluj-Napoca is decorated in an absolutely unique style, keeping some of the original installations used by the factory. The most interesting element of decor is that consumers can witness the brewing process through the glass walls that reveal the production line. No wonder this place is called Fabrica de Bere (The Beer Factory).
Photo source: Zile si Nopti
If you're in Iasi and want to drink a good beer, you definitely should visit Beer Zone. It has the coolest beer selection in town. They don’t serve food, but at least you can choose from over 100 ranges beers from all over Europe: regular, non-alcoholic, cooked, caramelized, fruit-flavored, and more.
Photo source: Beer Zone Facebook Page
And remember. Drink responsibly, travel often, and if you’re in need of a vacation to Romania, just let us know.