Good Eastern European Beer - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Good Eastern European Beer

Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2009, 01:06 AM   #1
Sep 2005
Posts: 177
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Completely by accident, I discovered a chain of supermarkets here in LA that apparently specialize in Armenian/Eastern European groceries (Jons for anyone interested). I walked into their beer section and was dumbfounded by the large selection of beers I have never seen before. I walked out with Baltika's wheat beer that I've read about, but could never find.

Any opinions on what else I should try? I've had most of the standards Baltika, Okocim, Zywiec, etc; I'm looking for something a little more eccentric.

Baltika's wheat, btw, was really good. Nothing crazy, just a solid hef along the lines of Paulaner.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 05:19 AM   #2
Poindexter's Avatar
Oct 2007
interior Alaska
Posts: 1,195
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

I doubt the Berkely, CA brewery counts as eastern Europe, but this is my favorite Pilsner:

Award winning European beer, Trumer Pils, now available in DFW | | Dallas / Fort Worth

Originally Posted by thosemarketingpeople
The crisp, clean and well-rounded taste leaves just a subtle touch of soft bitter flavor on the back of the palate. However, because the husk is removed before mashing, the finish won’t linger.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
Nov 2006
Posts: 4,289
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts

I highly recommend Svyturys Ekstra.

I'm also a fan of Utenos dark, and some of Kalnapilis.

All of them are from Lithuania.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Summer 09 European beer tour pjj2ba Home Brewing Photo Forum 10 11-03-2011 04:40 PM
Beer Porn: with a European flavour... Loweface General Chit Chat 2 01-07-2009 04:49 PM
waste of potentially good beer or good idea? DylansDad Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 21 12-23-2008 05:30 AM
Whats to do in eastern Va? Eastern Va Brewers speak up zac General Beer Discussion 9 05-31-2008 12:39 AM
eastern european brews? phuzle Commercial Brew Discussion 5 06-14-2005 11:36 AM

Forum Jump