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Going to Greece

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humlelala
beers 1137 º places 68 º 03:00 Fri 9/21/2012

Originally posted by TheBookie
Good hunting, I have been to the Greek islands many times and never seem to find anything but Mythos, Alpha and the now defucnt Zorbas beer.

I just came back from two weeks on Crete and in Athens where I followed the principle of drinking no beer but craft beer. I managed to drink beer every day despite staying in four different places during those two weeks. But I guess Crete and Athens are some of the only places in all of Greece (possibly together with places like Thessaloniki and Santorini) where this can be accomplished.

By the way I bought a can of fresh Zorbas beer for the Copenhagen crew in a cornershop in Rethymno so I strongly doubt that they are retired despite the websiteís claims to the contrary. Otherwise it would have had to be a relatively recent event as the beer had a BBD more than a year from now AFAIR.

As Nightfall says a lot has happened to the Greek beer scene during the last 3 - 4 years. Some of the developments are covered in these articles, which I used for my own research before going:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=elen&u=http://www.tanea.gr/ellada/article/%3Faid%3D4585038

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=elen&u=http://www.clickatlife.gr/story/geusi/oi-kaluteres-ellinikes-mpires-mas-sustinontai%3Fid%3D2044629

 
humlelala
beers 1137 º places 68 º 03:12 Fri 9/21/2012

Originally posted by TheBookie
I was in Santorini about three years ago so maybe I just missed their brewery.

I corresponded with Majda from Santorini Brewing Company earlier in the summer. This is what she said about their founding date:

"You wouldnít have found us in 2010. We created the brewery in July 2011, so you didnít miss our fresh beer the last time you were here..."

 
Nightfall
beers 1306 º places 39 º 03:30 Fri 9/21/2012

I forgot to mention Corfu beers. They are brewed in Corfu, and you get them occasionally in Athens as well , if you find them give them a try.

Septem organized a Homebrew contest in May, the winning recipe (an american IPA) will be their next beer, however I donít know when it will be released.
This is what I wrote about the contest earlier this year :

http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/1st-homebrew-contest-in-greece_204241.htm

 
SarkyNorthener
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beers 3083 º places 114 º 06:33 Fri 9/21/2012

Check this out too. If you live in the UK.
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/everards--corfu-beer-koroibos/179518/

 
Nightfall
beers 1306 º places 39 º 09:03 Fri 9/21/2012

There is a new beer Bar as well that recently opened : http://www.facebook.com/V10.gr with a nice selection of Czech beers, they also have an organic vegeterian restaurant.
I was just talking to Borresteijn who was there a few days ago and remembered it.

 
kseecs16
beers 1213 º places 209 º 22:24 Wed 9/26/2012

I depart for Greece tomorrow, and finally remembered to check in on this thread. Thanks all, particularly Nightfall for the great recommendations. I will report back upon my return!

 
kseecs16
beers 1213 º places 209 º 22:34 Wed 9/26/2012

What is the best way to get to The Local Pub in Chalandri from the city center? It doesnít appear too close to any Metro stops. Iím not opposed to cabbing it, if that is the most timely option.

 
Nightfall
beers 1306 º places 39 º 00:53 Thu 9/27/2012

Originally posted by kseecs16
What is the best way to get to The Local Pub in Chalandri from the city center? It doesnít appear too close to any Metro stops. Iím not opposed to cabbing it, if that is the most timely option.


1. A taxi from the center would cost about 10 euro and you will be there in 15-20 minutes

2. Metro blue line from Sintagma to Ag. Paraskeui station (9í) then you need to walk about 10-15 minutes. It is exactly 1km .

 
JoeinDahlem
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beers 1378 º places 305 º 08:14 Thu 9/27/2012

Best beer I had in Greece was a bottle of Saison Dupont I lugged there in my backpack. Glad to hear there is a brewpub on Santorini now. That might be the most beautiful place on Earth.

Itís true about the wine, though, including retsina. And grappa, citroen, etc. Plenty of interesting things to drink without the beer. In Oia town, take the steep western path down to the tiny fishing port, where there is a little restaurant with fresh grilled fish and retsina from the barrel, right on the water. Really, who needs IPAs when you can have that?

 
boogychillin
beers 7 º places 1 º 08:55 Thu 9/27/2012

Iíd worry about a lot more than just where to go to get good beer.