The cost of beer in Romania can vary depending on several factors, such as the brand, location, and type of establishment where it is sold. Also, craft beer tends to be more expensive.
On average, a bottle or can of local beer in a supermarket can range from 2 to 5 Romanian Lei (RON), which is approximately 0.40 to 1 Euro. In bars, pubs, or restaurants, the price of a local beer is typically higher, ranging from 8 to 15 RON (approximately 1.3 to 3 Euros) for a standard domestic beer.
Biggest Romanian breweries are Ursus, that offer a range of beers, including Ursus, Timișoreana, Ciucaș and Azuga, Bergenbier, that produce brands like Bergenbier, Noroc, Silva and Bere Azuga.
How about craft beer?
Romania has a growing craft beer scene, and there are several excellent breweries producing high-quality beers. Here are some few popular and well-regarded Romanian craft beer brands.
Zăganu Brewery is known for its traditional brewing methods and unique flavors. They offer a range of beers, including IPAs, stouts, lagers, and more. Prices start at 11 RON (2,20 EUR).
Ground Zero Brewery focuses on creating innovative and experimental beers. They often incorporate local ingredients and collaborate with other breweries. Prices for a Black Hole – Hoppy Porter bottle start at 14 RON (2,80 EUR).
Hop Hooligans is a well-known craft brewery that produces a wide variety of hop-forward beers. They experiment with different hop profiles and brewing techniques. Prices for a Hop Hooligans 375ml bottle start at 38 RON (7,60 EUR).
Bereta Brewery is known for its high-quality and flavorful beers. They have a diverse lineup that includes IPAs, sour ales, stouts, and more. Prices for a can of Bereta start at 19 RON (3,80 EUR)
Nemțeana Brewery specializes in traditional Romanian beer styles, offering a range of lagers and wheat beers. They focus on using local ingredients and traditional brewing methods. Prices for a bottle are as low as 10 lei (2 EUR).
Wicked Barrel Brewery is known for its barrel-aged beers and bold flavors. It was founded in 2017 in the small town of Bicaz, near the Ceahlau mountain range. Prices for a bottle of Full Circle start at 9 lei (1,80 EUR).