Craft breweries are popping up all over the place in Poland in this country, better known for its vodkas.
There are plenty of breweries and brewpubs throughout the country - Poland is a big place after all.
Poland has a long history of craft brewing. At the turn of the last century,
almost every town boasted its own brewery and distinctive style.
Then came two world wars. Most of the breweries were forced to close or were even destroyed,
leaving just the aforementioned behemoths of Zywiec and Tyskie. With communism came nationalisation.
The surviving breweries now under state control until the Soviet Union fell and they were bought by huge conglomerates in the 90s.
For the next two decades, they came to dominate the country’s beer landscape.
It is only in recent years that the country has seen the craft beer revolution that exploded in other parts of Europe a decade ago.