B for Beers: Where to Taste the Domestic Brews in Athens

Microbrewing and nomadic brewing might be new concepts in Greece, but the quality of the local beers is excellent.


This text is part of the article “And the Living is A-Z”, published in Greece-Is Athens, Summer 2018 Edition. By Paulina Björk Kapsalis, Maria Coveou, Nena Dimitriou, Alex King, Maria Korachai, Pagona Lipsati & Alexandra Tzavella.

Fancy a beer? Skip the multi-national brands you can find everywhere and opt for something local. Microbreweries have been springing up all over Greece, from Macedonia to Santorini, offering high-quality and tasty brews. While the production runs may be small, the range is wide, as the thirst for creative experimentation seems about as strong as the thirst for a cold beer on a warm summer night.

A new concept that has helped make this possible is nomadic brewing; small-scale brewers who don’t have their own facilities “travel” to larger breweries to make their beers. At Brew Str (50 A Nikis) you can try several such brews, including Flaros, an IPA from the island of Sifnos, or the flavorsome “American stout”-style beer from Sparta-based Dark Crops Brewery.

Worth chasing down are the Solo beers from Crete, the Red Donkey from Santorini, the Nissos Pilsner from Tinos, the Corfu Royal Ionian Pilsner, the Chios Fresh, the Voreia Stout from Serres and the Menalon Beer, from the mountains of Gortynia in the Peloponnese.


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