Human Fish Brewery

  Tržaška 27, Vrhnika      +386 (0)40 238 385     more than a year ago
While the mass-produced domestic brands Laško and Union still dominate the Slovenian beer market, over the past few years there has a been a noticeable increase in variety at both pubs and retail shops around Ljubljana. At the forefront of this slow but steady beer revolution is the cheekily named Human Fish Brewery, which is not only the most prevalent brewer of craft beer in the country, but is also in our humble opinion the best.

Founded back in 2008 by an Australian expat and graduate of the American Brewers Guild, the brewery was originally located in the distant town of Slovenj Gradec, but has since been relocated to the former premises of a 120 year-old dairy farm in Vrhnika, just a short drive or bicycle ride to the southwest of Ljubljana - making it much more easily accessible to tourists and residents of Ljubljana such as ourselves.

If you'd like to drop by on to sample a pint or nine and chat with the ruggedly handsome brewer, the brewery is open for walk-in visitors from Wed-Sun 15:00-22:00, while there are guided brewery tours on Fridays at 18:30. Group bookings are also available at other times with prior arrangement. Varieties on hand always include pale ale, stout and SIPA, as well as several seasonal beers, which change every six weeks or so.

If you can't make it the roughly 16km to Vrhnika, or just prefer to spend your time in a Ljubljana-based pub, luckily you can now find Human Fish taps at tons of locations in the city, including some our favourites such as Patrick's Irish Pub, Zlata Ladjica, Sir William's Pub, STA Travel Café and Tozd.

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Open 17:00 - 21:00, Fri, Sat 15:00 - 22:00. Closed Mon, Tue.


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