Zaganu is an 100% Romanian, independent micro-brewery, founded in 2013 by 2 young entrepreneurs, Alexandru and Laurentiu.
We proudly produce only a small annual volume of 0,0045 millions of hectoliters of craft, unpasteurized beer, manually bottled and labeled. Our production team consists of skilled local brewers lead by our master brewer, all from Maneciu-Ungureni.
Our craft brewery is situated near Zaganu mountain, in the Romanian Carpathian mountains, close to the resort called Cheia, in Maneciu-Ungureni, Prahova county. The mountain Zaganu and our beers draw their name form the bearded eagle (Zaganu in Romanian) a majestic species of vulture that has hunted down to extinction more than 80 years ago.
The beers we produce here is called Zaganu and it’s a craft, unpasteurized beer, produced only from the finest raw materials whose name is easy to read and pronounce: water, malt, hops, yeast.
We started to produce the first 2 beers in October 2013: a blonde lager - Pilsner style and a dark beer - Schwarzbier style, both naturally fermented for minimum 21 and 30 days respectively, then bottled in 0,5 l bottles and put in 30 l kegs, with a shelf life of 45 days.
This is why our Zaganu beers are bottled by request, according to the orders of our customers that are selling our beers: bars, bistros and specialized stores.
Starting with October 2015, when we celebrated 2 years of Zaganu, we launched 2 new beers to complete our portfolio: Zaganu India Pale Ale and Zaganu Rosie (Belgian Red Ale). They are both unpasteurized, unfiltered with top fermenting yeast, naturally fermented for 23 days.
U In 2016 we launched another beer, a special edition called Adonis, dedicated to the first zagan (bearded eagle) seen on the Romanian skies after 80 years since extinction. In August 2017, we opened the 1st Zaganu bar, called Fabrica de Bere Buna, in Bucuresti, on Calea Victoriei 91-93.