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77ships added a new venue LaBREWtory Brewing Company located in Chișinău, Moldova
2 months ago


6.8
Setting - 6 | Selection - 8 | Service - 6 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 7

More of a note than a review. Lumencraft is a brewery in the airport, I have seen one of their beers at another place. Pre-2nd metal detectors there is a large bar with 10 taps supposedly so you don't need a flight to visit that one. It was closed due to being there very early. Departure hall they also have a cantina style set-up got two pastries one with potato and one with baked cabbage, not heated properly but pretty good and well priced for airport food. They also had 2 beers there a fruity and hoppy lager but it was too early for me. Cool one for an airport for sure.


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77ships updated a venue: Smokehouse located in Chișinău, Moldova
2 months ago


8
Setting - 8 | Selection - 8 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 8

There seem to be multiple locations of this one but this one is located close to the Palace of Culture. 30+ taps growler station with all Romanian beers, awesome really and best anything in town. Knowledgeable and friendly server, you can try the beers before you buy them, the system does make your samples very foamy so it is almost pointless. Prices are solid and there are fridges with even more bottles and cans. No place to sit inside, there is a terrace but no umbrellas on top and it was raining, shame would have improved it even more. This is meant to be a crowler station first, 300 ml and 1 litter PET bottles available to be filled up. Great stuff. Essential to check out.


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77ships added a new venue Casa berarilor Artizani located in Iasi, Romania
2 months ago


5.6
Setting - 6 | Selection - 6 | Service - 6 | Food - | Value - 5 | Overall - 5

More of a slightly post restaurant / party place than anything else. Massive area, totally empty when visited with large crew getting ready, projector showing on screen stuff like Justin Timberlake and Romanian pop music. Modern, upscale wood. They have beer but it is not primary most beer available is large brands, Romanian stuff is bigger breweries. Not what expected or hopped for, not really a place to just go drinking. I had a saison from Capra Noastră and moved on. This place must get booming in the evening.


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77ships added a new venue Arcu House of Beer located in Iasi, Romania
2 months ago


7.2
Setting - 7 | Selection - 7 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 7

This seems to be the one proper craft beer bar in Iasi, you would expect a bit more with this being a student town. Located between two building on the main street but easy to find with a sign. They have a bit more than a dozzen taps, including about 5 from local Iasi breweries which makes it a great place to try them. Some bigger international names as import. QR menu, pizza + burgers for food and fair prices. Not hugely exciting, tad too crowded for me but a fine bar for sure. Large crowded room, fair place . Quick efficient service.


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77ships added a new venue Beer Zone located in Iasi, Romania
2 months ago


7.4
Setting - 7 | Selection - 8 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 7

Right next to Beer O'Clock, sharing a toilet and probably the same owners. More slick and aimed at geekier drinkers, went from almost a full room to almost no one being there. Tap prices are far higher, highest I saw anywhere but also most imports I saw anywhere, Amager and the likes, Romanian stuff is more stout & IIIPA. Lots of stuff out on the menu but some interesting BA beers for okay prices and I found a Romanian kettlesour that I dug. Woman working being the bar was very friendly and passionate about Romanian stout, bit intense so but fair enough. Interesting to pick up something different, bit too elevated, geeky as well in a way that feels a tad like we want to get more money.