Craft Beer in Croatia
Croatia beer scene was dominated until recently by industrial lagers as Ožujsko, Karlovačko or Osječko. First Croatian craft brewery was not opened until 2013—Zmajsko Pivovara founded by Andrej Čapka. Another craft beer pioneer Nick Colgan with their Garden Brewery, founded in 2016 in order to provide local craft beer to his Garden Music Festival. One of the best rated new Croatians brewers are Nova Runda, founded by Miroslav Šuvak in 2014 and very inspired by American craft beer tradition.
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Nova Runda is a Croatian brewery founded in 2013 by Marko Filipin and Miroslav Šuvak. Both were childhood friends, and started homebrewing together after visiting the Czech Republic in 2009. There they discovered that there was something else than industrial lagers, ans soon they joined a small Croatian homebrewers forum called pivarstvo.info.
In 2013, after attending Pivkan festival in 2011 and Fozde Feszt Festival in 2012, they discovered CAMRA and British cask ale movement. Then they started brewing casks and after attending some other beer festivals, they funded Nova Runda. In 2014 they quit their job and started a crowdfunding in order to expand their facilities.
They are considered one of the best craft brewers in Croatia, with one of the best rated Croatian beers, as their famous American Pale Ale and C4 IPA.
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