The first local micro breweries established in 2013 are the 359 Brewery near Sofia with its most popular brand 'Divo Pivo' (wild brew), together with Glarus Craft Brewing located near the city of Varna. They were soon followed by GB Craft Brewery in the suburbs of Sofia in Gorna Banya. The most popular 'gypsy brewers' currently are the White Stork Beer Co and Ailyak Beer.
So where can you find these great craft beers in Bulgaria?In Sofia you can find them at Kanaal, Vitamin B and Beera - to name just a few.
You could also visit the 'Jägerhof' brewery pub in Plovdiv or 'The Brewery' in Burgas.
Or you can simply order online through 100beers.bg, beershop-bg.com or averibeers.com.
During the economic crisis, a few years ago, there was a popular joke in Bulgaria. "Come to Bulgaria - there is no crisis here since we are 10 years behind!" The same could apply to the craft beer sector. Bulgaria is far behind the booming craft beer market in the USA, but still we have plenty to offer and we are slowly catching up.
Written by Alexander Gerdjev from www.studyinbg.com