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Foreign beers in Krakow


Zaij 3 | 6
18 Jan 2011 #1
Does anyone know of a shop in Krakow that has a wide range of foreign beers (i'm talking more the hard-to-get specialty stuff, more than anything else)? I've been here for a year and a half and have exhausted the selection they have at Alma (and hell, I've had pretty much all polish beers I can get my hands on).

Also, does anyone know where I can find Ciechan Miodowy in Krakow also (sold in bottles, not at a bar?) Cheers.
frd 7 | 1,399
18 Jan 2011 #2
You might try Bomi, ul. Zakopiańska 105, 30-418 Kraków.

I never been to the one in Kraków but I did visit the one in Katowice several times at it has got a wide range of foreign goods ( in comparison to other supermarkets)
poland_
18 Jan 2011 #3
Also, does anyone know where I can find Ciechan Miodowy in Krakow also (sold in bottles, not at a bar?) Cheers.

carrefour
therobside 2 | 20
18 Jan 2011 #4
I know you are looking for shops but in case anyone is looking for a great bar to go to heed the following:

House of Beer on Sw. Tomasza. They have approximately 70 bottled beers from all over (Polska, Czech, Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany, etc) and 5 beers on tap with Zywiec/Tyskie no where to be found. Great long bar and then also have comfortable sofas to relax on. Great atmosphere, great beer, and great prices (5-8zl for 90% of the beers)
Olaf 6 | 956
18 Jan 2011 #5
Try this one: mapy.google.pl/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=pl&geocode=&q=%C5%9Bwiat+alkoholi&sll=50.08269,19.97412&sspn=0.053093,0.295258&ie=UTF8&hq=%C5%9Bwiat+alkoholi&hnear=&ll=50.060996,19.944638&spn=0.00166,0.009227&z=17&iwloc=D

Are you looking for some particular one or just trying different ones?
I often visited this one, now it's too far for me: Kraków, Długa 74, Świat Piwa i Alkoholi Baryłeczka
Harry
18 Jan 2011 #6
Also, does anyone know where I can find Ciechan Miodowy in Krakow also (sold in bottles, not at a bar?) Cheers.

At least in Warsaw, Ciechan is sold in Carrefour. Bomi have an excellent selection of imported beer from all corners of the planet but it is not cheap. Piotr i Pawel have a fairly good selection too.

As for Polish beer, have you looked hard? There is some fabulous beer from the smaller Polish breweries which is well worth tracking down. Have you tried Zwierzyniec (from the Perla brewery in Lublin)? Zywe (from the Amber brewery near Gdansk)? Swieze (from the Kormoran brewery in Olszytn)? Mazowieckie (from the Konstancin brewery near Warsaw)?
Olaf 6 | 956
18 Jan 2011 #7
also some fresh, not pasteurised beers from Browar Witnica and Smocza Glowa (recently changed the name into something similar, Czarny Smok, I think) from local brewery in Krakow. There are some places you can enjoy them from the tap.
poland_
18 Jan 2011 #8
anyone know where I can find Ciechan Miodowy in Krakow

carrefour

Carrefour Galeria Krakowska has the beer you are looking for, also you can buy Staropramen in bottles at the same place

staropramen.com

There is a bar called Kathedral on the lower part of ul poselska that has a very large selection of beers.

Zalj, there as some of the others have mentioned there are some very good regional Polish beers, at a snip of the price of foreign beers.
Olaf 6 | 956
18 Jan 2011 #9
Staropramen

It's very nice, but my choice would be Starobrno over this one.

there are some very good regional Polish beers

Polish beer is the best, well Czech beer is even better. Czechs seem to know a bit more about art of brewing and - what's important -serving and beer drinking culture.
poland_
18 Jan 2011 #10
It's very nice, but my choice would be Starobrno over this one

I have never sampled this one, I will look out for it in the future.
Harry
18 Jan 2011 #11
Polish beer is the best, well Czech beer is even better. Czechs seem to know a bit more about art of brewing

I'm off there next month to check out that very thing! Strangely we seem to be visiting only cities where famous beer comes from, can't imagine how that happened.

what's important -serving and beer drinking culture.

Indeed: they let people smoke in pubs.
Olaf 6 | 956
18 Jan 2011 #12
Indeed: they let people smoke in pubs.

Oh, come on, it's not this thread, hahahah! I meant that I've never seen such a terrible manner of serving beer - nowhere in Czech rep. have I seen warm beer, grzaniec. Like it or not, beer isn't supposed to be heated. Wine - maybe. Beer must stay cool even in Winter.

Harry, are you going to Brno maybe?
Harry
18 Jan 2011 #13
Harry, are you going to Brno maybe?

Sadly not (but I'll keep an eye out for Starobrno). It's Prague for the Staropramen, then Cesky Krumlov for the Eggenberg, Ceske Budejovice for the Budweiser and Plzen for the Pilsener Urquell. Plus lots of other brews as well I expect.
convex 20 | 3,978
18 Jan 2011 #14
Starobrno is sold in pretty much every supermarket in CZ. They're starting to expand the pubs that they're in (the cloggies are throwing at all the pub owners that already sell Krusovice...which is delicious).
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
18 Jan 2011 #15
Pilsener Urquell.

Is it just me, or is the version sold in Poland utter garbage?

I had one in Harrachov - and I could swear that it was completely different. Not bitter at all, unlike in Poland.
Olaf 6 | 956
19 Jan 2011 #16
Thing is that Pilsner Urquell is supposed to taste a bit bitter (bit more than some beers). Maybe it has something to do with the fact it is the only basic [meaning alkaline] beer. That's why it is very good for people with stomack problems.
Moonlighting 31 | 234
1 Nov 2016 #17
Merged: Where to find Old Speckled ale beer in Cracow/Krakow ?

I do love to drink an English ale from time to time -- though I'm no Brit -- and my favourite is the Old Speckled Hen. Are English ales generally sold in Poland? Can I found Old Speckled in Cracow (looked in Auchan, Carrefour, Zabka and Lewiatan but couldn't find any).

Thanks
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
1 Nov 2016 #18
Old Speckled Hen

Lidl do a brit week from time to time you can find speckled hen spitfire etc . if you wait a couple of weeks it all gets discounted

, also carrefour have a brit beer section take a look in there.


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