Craft scene in Croatia has become a reality “overnight”, and encourage with the initial success. Homebrewers are getting out of their basements. When trying to define craft beer, each beer lover has a unique interpretation and story of discovery to share. To make a true beer definition even more difficult, each individual beer brand is one of a kind. RateBeer, which is the world’s largest source for information about craft beer and the craft culture, ranked Croatian craft beer in 2015, at number 9 in its annual list of the best new brewers in the world list.
Beer ceases to be a mass drink for demanding palates, but the high-speed moves into the exclusive space that occupied the high-quality wines and spirits. Croatia is in the top 10 beer drinking countries in the world.
Although before the medium beer corporations opened museums and hotels under its own brand this new connection between beer and tourism is something completely different. Of course there is also a compound word – Beercation. The new form of tourism, and refers to the people who are traveling and looking for targeted craft beer in the world.
This branch of tourism was already developed in Budapest and Ljubljana, Croatian craft brewers pointing out on new trends. Beer lovers will also, when traveling to another country, always look to RateBeer to see which craft beer is offered in that country. England where are numerous craft breweries are open has a special application which reveals which craft beer is possible to taste and where.
In Croatia, a year ago this form of tourism would be unthinkable. Today, we can talk about craft beer as another form of tourism.
So, look for something else than the “standard” brands in the supermarkets offer. Ask for the craft beers. Visit the beer bars (pivnica) that stock that kind of beers and help encourage the trend.