Croatian beer brewing has had a resurgence of sorts.
Gone are the days of just Karlovacko and Ozulsko (although do try these), today there are as many brands as there are flavours. Enter Craft Room located on Opatovina 35, Croatia’s first specialised craft brewery, tasting room and restaurant.
The tasting room with trademark limey green walls offers a very wide selection of Croatian craft beers including 5th Element, Brewhouse, Air Craft Brewery, Brewery Hold’em, Snowdrop, Krizevacka Brewery and Pivionica.
Along with the natives there’s an even wider range of foreign craft brands such as Mikkeller, Fuller’s and Brewdog.
After choosing the flavour, tasters can accompany their brew with Croatian pub food like hot dogs made with Istrian sausages and beer goulash.
This ode to all things beer sets the scene for Opatovina which has branded itself as a craft destination. For true beer lovers there’s also Potepuh Craft Beer Festival held during the summer.