Tricity Craft Beer Trail
New places, new beer tastes. 10 locations on the Trail! Check out what new attractions await you on Craft Beer Trail in 2019.
The route includes places that participate in Craft Beer Trail from the beginning: Browar Miejski Sopot (Sopot), Pub Browar Spółdzielczy (Gdańsk) and Lubrow (Gdansk), AleBrowar (Gdynia), Vrest (Gdańsk), PG4 (Gdańsk), Browar Port Gdynia (Gdynia), Konsulat Dobrego Piwa (Sopot). Now it includes also several new places: AleBrowar (Sopot), Piwnica Rajców (Gdansk)
Enjoy, collect stamps, collect prizes!
Just to rembemer what the Beer Trail is. First, it is a way to have good time in Tricity. Every willing participants is given a guide book with a description of breweries on the trail. Additionally, you can find curiosities related to the brewing of the golden drink since the Middle Ages. And finally - the stamps. Everybody who visits a restaurant listed in the guide book and buys a glass of beer, will be given a stamp. Till now, it was enough to visit 8 locations, but now there are 11. Don't worry though - to match the challenge - more prizes await!
Attractive prizes are given away for collecting an appropriate number of stamps:
2 stamps - 4 beer coasters
4 stamps - beer saver + 4 beer coasters
6 stamps - beer saver + 4 beer coasters + a bottle opener
8 stamps - beer saver + 4 beer coasters + a bottle opener + t-shirt
10 stamps - beer saver + 4 beer coasters + a bottle opener + t-shirt + beer glass
Gdansk beer facts
Brewing traditions in Pomerania date back to almost prehistoric times. The quality of beer was supervised by a guild of brewers as early as in the 12th century. There are good reasons that one of the streets in Gdansk is called Piwna [Beer Street] – it was there that a large number of the guild members lived who brewed the excellent Jopenbier beer. Is is worth noting that years ago beer not only had a relaxing effect on senses but it was also served as medicine and an excellent condiment.
- Only the best grain was used to brew beer in Gdansk in the Middle Ages. As the brewers from Gdańsk say, that was barley grain, short and thick with the hull of light straw colour that was thin and laterally wrinkled.
- The turn of the 15th and 16th centuries was the best time for beer brewing in Gdansk. In mid-16th century there were 150 brewers active in Gdansk.
- In the Artus Court many types of beer from Gdansk breweries were served as well as from various other Polish breweries, like e.g. from Frombork, Malbork, Kwidzyń, Grudziądz, Tczew or Starogard. In the main hall there is a painting “Orpheus among animals” by Hans Vredemann de Vries. The picture used to be interpreted as a warning for beer drinkers visiting the Artus Court so that they drank beer modestly or otherwise they might behave like dogs.
- In Gdansk in the old days, beer was transported only in the spring and in the autumn since in the hot summer the transported beer turned sour in a short time while frosty winters blew up the bottles.
- At the end of the 14th century, Jopenbier was the most famous beer from Gdansk considered to be the “king of European barley beers”. To produce one beer barrel 183 kg of the best barley malt was required. Alcohol content was between 12 and 14 % and the beer was brewed only between September and May.