Telling the story of GRIVIȚA BREWERY is a bit of a historian’s undertaking. In order to get the full picture, you’d first have to go back in time, to 1869, when the German entrepreneur Erhard Luther opened a brewery in Bucharest.
It became known as ‘Fabrica de Bere Luther’, and in the decades that followed, it became one of the best known breweries in the country, with an impact on the market that ranged from legislative changes to hop growing initiatives, as well as producing some of the country’s most popular beers. After the Communist Party rose to power in 1948, the brewery was renamed ‘Fabrica Grivița’, then renamed again in the 70’s to ‘Fabrica Gambrinus’, yet it continued to be a staple on the Romanian beer scene of those times. Things took a downward turn for the brewery after the Revolution in 1989, and, following a series of privatizations that became common after the fall of Communism, it was sold to Austrian Breweries in 2001.
Things started looking up when, in 2019, Matei Lucescu, grandson of renown Romanian football coach Mircea Lucescu, decided to revive the GRIVIȚA brand, and opened a brewery with the same name.
One brewing course in the UK and a 1 million euro investment later, production began in June 2019, and our beers went live on the market the following month.
GRIVIȚA Brewery acts as both an independent brewery and a brewpub, with its own bar and terrace, the perfect place to try our beers fresh from the source. Show Less