Slow Craft

Association for the Polish Craftsmanship

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We want to have an impact on the reality. That is why we support and arrange positive activities for the development and popularization of the craft beer. We connect and help breweries, pubs and stores. We created a movement that will connect kraft consumers.

We appreciate the diversity of the beer world, hard work, skills and the uniqueness of its people. The greatest value is that everyone, regardless of their taste, will find something for themselves – good taste, passion, pro-social activity. After the crisis, we will meet together over a glass of good beer! Long live Slow Craft!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet Slow Craft

 
 
 
 
 
 

Board of the Association

Michał Lassota

Warsaw Beer Festival

Paweł Leszczyński

Beer judge, advisor and trainer in FlavorActiV, Warsaw Beer Festival

Kaśka Maciąg

Beer guide, board member of the Food Coop “Dobrze”

Audit Committee of the Association

Jacek Błędowski

Brewer, BJCP judge, manager at Elektrowni Powiśle

Przemysław Iwanek

Beer judge and organizer of beer competitions, podcast Alchemia (Alchemy), Cider Pełnia (Fool Moon), Warsaw Beer Festival

Michał Stemplowski

B/vloger Chmielobrody (Hopbeard), guitarist and founder of J.D. Overdrive

Founding members

Piotr Halicki

Journalist, craft enthusiast, blog Lewy Chmielowy

Michał Maranda

Docent, b/vloger PolskieMinibrowary.pl (Polish Small Breweries), a good spirit of Polish craft for years

Marcin Orwicz

Mgła Chmielu (Hop Mist) – beer events in Warsaw

 
 
 
 


 
 

PROJECT IN PROGRESS

Polish Beer Trails

We invite you for walks along the Polish Beer Trails, where historical curiosities are mixed with good, craft beer! Every week we publish a new, short walk that will connect the best Warsaw venues with architectural curiosities. First we describe Waraw. Further translations will be added.

Remote sale of alcohol

Poland is the only country in the European Union and one of the few in Europe where remote or Internet sales are illegal (which was established in 1982, during martial law). Although some sellers try to circumvent the existing regulations in various ways (for many it is a matter of life or death), our authorities are inclined to limit access to alcohol even further. In our opinion, remote sale should be possible at least in the duration of the pandemic. The current situation is only working to the detriment of small craft breweries (and other artisanal alcohol producers).

 
 
 
 
 
 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Map of initiatives supporting craft

At the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, we created a map of initiatives of shops, breweries and craft beer venues (unfortunately, these were mainly cries for aid). As part of the support, we informed where you can buy beer from small breweries and on what terms. We promoted stores helping others in this difficult situation. The project ended naturally with the loosening of the policy of restrictions by the government. See the map.