Video: Mateusz Jachimczak of Brewery Kazimierz, in Zakrzów, Poland talks about his early beginnings to microbrewery with Beer Idiot Dieter Proost at the Warsaw Beer Festival in November 2019.
Mateusz Jachimczak started in his kitchen in home and became a commercial brewer in 2016 with his father Mateusz, now sending his beers to the rest of Poland and beyond from a smart looking brewery in Zakrzów, about 16 kilometers south-east of Krakow.
His family drank his first brews so fast that he had to expand, he told Beer Idiots with some wry humour.
Brewery Kazimierz’s production capacity is 20 hectoliters and he tends to brew light and drinkable beers, although he has a double IPA and and a 7.7% black IPA in his arsenal, along with a 10% bourbon barrel-aged milk stout, so he is not shy of the hard stuff. He also has a coffee milk stout of 3% and an oatmeal stout of 4.5%.
His biggest challenge now is the need to be on the road all the time promoting his beers to a Polish public that is becoming very knowledgeable about the booming craft beer scene in his country.