Think Greece and chances are its cuisine, climate and exceptional olive oil will spring to mind. But what about its beer? It might not be first on your list but the locals actually produce fantastic Greek beers that are of incredibly high quality, so if you want to increase your level of global beer appreciation make sure Greece is right up there.
Beer brewing goes back a long way in Greece, but unlike some countries it hasn’t been taken over by corporate giants. Instead, most of the country’s breweries are smaller, artisanal establishments that place quality above quantity, which goes a long way to explaining why the rest of the world is slow to realise the beauty of Greek beer. Two of the most well-known brands are arguably Fix (brewed since 1864) and Mythos (a total newcomer to the scene, having been introduced in 1997), both of which enjoy a strong following.
Of course, there are plenty of other kinds to try as well, often depending on where you go—everything from blond and black beers to ales and lagers can be easily sourced, but bear in mind that light lagers are the most prevalent. Organic beers and speciality versions can be found too with a lot of smaller breweries concentrating on a few distinct styles, and that means they’ve been able to perfect their recipes and brewing processes to create exceptional tasting Greek beers.
Experience the taste of Greek beer for yourself
Whilst wanting to try a few traditional Greek beers might be a great excuse for a getaway, you don’t need to hop on a plane to experience the taste—just take a browse through our range and have your chosen beer delivered straight to your door! We’re committed to sourcing the best products from the international beer market and our range of Greek beer ensures you can experience the authentic taste of Greece in your own home, so take a look around and you’ll soon see why Greece should be a contender for international beer status.