Kos, greece.. beer?

Reads 3439 • Replies 14 • Started Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:23:14 AM CT

The forums you're viewing are the static, archived version. You won't be able to post or reply here.
Our new, modern forums are here:
RateBeer Forums

Thread Frozen
 
Pinball
beers 12310 º places 85 º 02:23 Tue 7/2/2013

GF Tricked me into buying a week at Kos island, kos city, greece - I wonder if anyone have been there, and have any kind of insights as to where to get something darker than Amstel, more golden than heineken, and stronger than budweiser.

 
MrHangover
beers 4693 º places 75 º 02:28 Tue 7/2/2013

there is Fixe.. a Greek brewery that does some interesting things.. nothing to write home about though..

 
Borresteijn
beers 7484 º places 290 º 03:43 Tue 7/2/2013

Just check the different supermarkets. Usually they stock some Craft, Fix Dark, if you’re lucky Septem. And there’s always Guinness ;-)

 
humlelala
beers 1375 º places 89 º 04:02 Tue 7/2/2013

Originally posted by Borresteijn
Just check the different supermarkets. Usually they stock some Craft, Fix Dark, if you’re lucky Septem. And there’s always Guinness ;-)

Craft has gone out of business this year so unfortunately they’re not likely to be available. It is a pity as they would have been your best bet for Greek craft beer on Kos. Other than that it’s probably mostly Belgian, English, German and Czech beer in those "rock bars" that like to play loud music while serving beer.

You could try writing Septem and ask them if they have any distribution on Kos:

[email protected]
http://www.facebook.com/Septembrewery

 
Borresteijn
beers 7484 º places 290 º 04:16 Tue 7/2/2013

Originally posted by humlelala
Craft has gone out of business this year
No kidding huh? Damn, that was one of the few nice breweries there. Hope to find something else this year then..

 
Christos
beers 5889 º places 110 º 04:36 Tue 7/2/2013

Damn, I only had the chance to try their smoked beer and I had found it absolutely disgusting since I was a total noob back then on all things concerning beer. I was hoping I could find their beers this year but it seems that ship has sailed..

 
humlelala
beers 1375 º places 89 º 05:23 Tue 7/2/2013
 
Pinball
beers 12310 º places 85 º 09:51 Tue 7/2/2013

Awww. craft going down is a pity. They made quite decent beer, and was some of the best i’ve tasted from Greece. I’ll do some serious supermarket shopping for ticks, and take a look at the bars to see if someone have been sneaking in a beer bar somewhere lately. They tend to pop up all over the place in europe, so why not kos too.. Haven’t found anything on the net though. I think I’ll bring a few bottles with me from copenhagen, to avoid missing dark and hoppy and sour too much.

 
HenriqueBraga
beers 129 º places 29 º 14:45 Tue 7/2/2013

I’ve been in Greece last year and was able to find at Santorini the notorious Yello/Red/Crazy donkey beers, as well as both Volkan blonde and balck beers, which are ok. I also had Craft At athens lager, but enjoyed the most the Santorini donkey beers. Not sure if you can find them at Kos, but of you do, be sure to buy some.

 
humlelala
beers 1375 º places 89 º 00:58 Thu 7/4/2013

To my knowledge Santorini Brewing’s products are only available on Santorini and in limited amounts in Athens and possibly Thessaloniki. I tried to get hold of some when visiting Athens last year but sadly The Local Pub was closed for the holidays.

Fortunately, I’ve verified that Corfu Brewing has distribution in mainland Parga where I will be headed myself for a week in September.

I haven’t tasted Volkan but as I understand it there’s nothing there worth writing home about.

 
Borresteijn
beers 7484 º places 290 º 01:12 Thu 7/4/2013

Originally posted by humlelala
I haven’t tasted Volkan but as I understand it there’s nothing there worth writing home about.


True, but they’re certainly not the worst. Will visit Santorini 1st week of August, see if I can get some Donkey beers.