The medieval houses of old Transylvanian Saxon town of Bistrița must look from above like a hair comb: from the often incomplete restored facade you open a wooden portal to reach a dark tunnel under the front house, walk past whatever cars the residents might have conveniently parked in the smelly gangs then step into colorful courtyards between the building wings - courtyards sometimes poor and dusty but more often colorful, full of greenery and red geraniums, if you’re unlucky inhabited by angry territorial dogs… a visit at the edge of trespassing but hey I was born here so I should be able to come up with excuses in case anybody complains. Unfortunately there was no local beer to match the experience as the only local brewery died off almost two decades ago (and wasn’t that great to start with), so I grabbed a brand new appearance on the undersized Romanian craft beer scene: an IPA called ‘AiPiIei, a medium thick but seriously bitter dry hopped yummy thing from the Bereta gypsy brewery in collaboration with Ground Zero - a 100% native Bucharest brew. And good too.
Quality meets durability
2016 Ram 2500