Have you ever tried Balkan beer?

32w ago

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Whenever we're talking about beer, people automatically think about Belgium or Ireland or Germany but I think that's a bit unfair on the Balkans. Nektar, also known as Banjalučka Pivara, was founded in Banja Luka (today's Bosnia but ethnically and culturally Serbian) in 1873, when a trappist monk began producing... cheese. The monks eventually turned their attention to beer and in 1975, after WWII, the brewery was nationalized. Today they make a dozen different types of beer including the ones you see here. I got a Kastel (lager, can), a Nektar (lager, bottle) and a Crni Đorđe (Serbian for "Black George"), a dark beer named after Đorđe Petrović, also known as Karađorđe, a Serbian revolutionary born in 1768. In the next few days, I'm gonna try them all and tell you all about it. Živeli! 🍺

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