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Enjoy this drink while on vacation in Istria!


Istria has been known for years as a synonym for first-class gastronomic experiences and a region where many top delicacies come from.

You may be familiar with the top wines produced on the peninsula, but did you know that special craft beers are also produced in Istria?

In addition to the traditional ingredients (barley malt, hops, yeast and water), new flavours are highlighted, so it’s not uncommon for them to also add different spices, chocolate or coffee. Below we present the 5 best craft beers you should try in Istria.

San Servolo Beer, Buje

The small brewery in Buje, named after the patron saint of the town of Buje, will delight you with its range of different types of craft beer.

Beer Bura Brew, Porec

Apart from the fact that Poreč will enchant you with the beauty of its past, you should also visit this small craft brewery. It is open to all curious people looking for beer stories, and the hospitable hosts will show you where and how their craft beer is made.

Kampanjola Beer, Svetvincenat

The first eco-beer was made in the small Istrian town of Svetvinčenat, known for the tragic story of the witch Mare and located near the imposing Morosini-Grimani castle. It is a craft beer with a strong taste, produced in three variants.

SUXO Beer, Pula

A small craft beer pub with an unusual name has set up shop in the largest city on the Istrian peninsula. SUXO produces no less than ten types of craft beer, three of which are constantly produced and the rest depend on demand and the season.

Istrian Brewery, Buzet

Istrian Brewery is the largest brewery in Istria. Besides the standard beer, this brewery combines two of the most famous Istrian ingredients, truffle, and nutmeg. Istrian Muscat is the first Istrian sparkling beer with a very special aroma and taste, while Istrian Truffle is an unfiltered light beer that will not leave many fans of this delicacy with a unique taste indifferent.