Osijek Craft Beer Festival is one event that should not be missed, with a bigger turn out of beer vendors heading up some amazing craft beer to try. The festival took place Friday and Saturday on this quite pedestrian street called Sunčana in Downtown Osijek. The neighborhood transformed into a vibrant event catching up with some friends and enjoy great music and beer. To enjoy the beer visitor needed to buy a festival Cup “Osijek Craft Beer” to try one or a few of the multitudes of great beer. It’s a learning experience to see what’s new in this creative industry that strives for high quality beer. Each beer is different in the way it brewed in small batches with no additives or preservatives
The music is just part of the game of making a great beer festival, it was cool to hear some American classics such as David Bowie, Depeche mood and U2 after all we are in Croatia. There was one song that stood out “Our house in the middle of the street”, it seems to fit because it could have been remixed to “Our beer in the middle of Sunčana street.” Hey, it’s a festival and Osijek fans love great beer and with many visiting tourists from all over the world who can complain. In the evening there were performance by “Red Rooster” on Friday and Saturday evening “Kandžija i Gole žene”
Naming some of the craft beer takes a great sense of humor.
The names of some of the craft beer really stood out with their wit and humor in the competitive market place. There is a new brand popping up and what helps is coming out to events like the Osijek Craft Beer Festival. It was incredible the energy put into the development of craft beer with each having a unique style from Ales, Lager to stouts and more.
The balancing act of having the control of hops, various yeasts and malted barley is what makes a true brew master. It is the science of art that takes a true passion in understanding the process of brewing the perfect batch and being able to repeat its success again and again. Listening to the beer Reps is just the start to finding that right fit. Too Hoppy or too bitter can just throw the game for most enthusiast, however there is always that small crowd that likes it that way. Its always good to go from light to the darker beers similar as wine white to red. Sometimes you will see the crowd snapping the picture of the beer company’s logo and name, so they can ask their restaurant or cafe bar to carry it. There are many people that follow the beer blogs and apps to rate the beer.
With every year it gets bigger and better as the crowds come out to enjoy the Festival. The music and pairing it with some great food keeps people coming back. If you missed the event this year there is always next year. Summer is on its way and there is bound to be more craft beer festivals throughout Croatia. Cheers
To find out more about Osijek Craft Beer Festival visit there Facebook page.