Craft beer in Poland: Browar PINTA and PINTA Barrel Brewing
PINTA is the biggest microbrewery of Poland, and with more than ten years experience under their belt, they are pioneers of the craft beer revolution of the country. PINTA started as a nomadic brewery back in 2011, when craft beer was a very new concept in Poland, and since then they have been in the front line spreading the awareness about modern artisan beer. In this post we introduce Browar PINTA as well as the new “baby brother” PINTA Barrel Brewing, that we had a pleasure to visit in spring 2022.
The story of PINTA in a nutshell
In 2016 this decision was announced publicly in the first PINTA Party, and the planning and financing phase started. A plot of land for the brewery was bought from Wieprz in southern Poland. The construction phase took its time, and the first beer, Atak Chmielu IPA of course, in the new, modern PINTA brewery was brewed in summer 2019. The iconic PINTA logo and labels wee modernized in 2021.
Classics and modern brews, collaborations and projects
PINTA Barrel Brewing
The first barrel beers of PINTA were brewed already when they were still a gypsy brewery, back in 2016. The founders had fell for barrel-aged brews, and wanted to explore with different styles and different barrels. The plan to build an own brewery for BA beers, and a crowdfunding campaign, was announced in in May 2019, before the PINTA brewery was even opened.
The barrel brewery, that goes under the name PINTA Barrel Brewing, was built on the same plot of land, basically next to the PINTA factory. It’s an independent unit tough, not just a barrel storage – there is a brew house the size of a normal microbrewery (1200 liter batch), several fermenting vessels and the aging side with long lines of barrels. For making barrel sours, there is a separate side, and also a coolship too, a shallow “pool” for cooling the wort so that it can spontaneously ferment into beer.
Tasting PINTA and PINTA Barrel Brewing beers
Browar PINTA & PINTA Barrel Brewing
ul. Przemysłowa 4, Wieprz,
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