A little known fact, I almost moved to Poland in 1999, to Poznan to be precise. At the time I was engaged to a Polish girl and would visit whenever I could from the UK, meaning a long bus ride from Inverness to London, and then another 24 hours to Poznan - it was a bit of a trek for sure. When I was in Poland I would drink the macro brands, Lech, Zywiec, EB and something I vaguely recall being called 10,5. Anyway, in another first for Fuggled, this week's interview is with a Polish brewery in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, just to the east of Warsaw...
Name: Piotr Wypych
How did you get into brewing as a career?
What is the most important characteristic of a brewer?
Patience and accuracy
Before being a professional brewer, did you homebrew? If so, how many of your homebrew recipes have you converted to full scale production?
Yes, all our beers (4 so far) do have their roots in our homebrew recipes.
If you did homebrew, do you still?
Yes, but not so often
What is your favourite beer to brew?
If you have worked in other breweries, which other beer did you enjoy brewing, and why?
Of the beers you brew, which is your favourite to drink?
How important is authenticity when making a new beer, in terms of flavour, ingredients and method?
Not so much, let your experiemce be your guide.
If you were to do a collaborative beer, which brewery would you most like to work with and why?
Cantillon. I would like to learn more about sour beers
Which beer, other than your own, do you wish you had invented?
Duchesse de bourgogne