Our story begins back in 2010 when we started to travel together and discover that beer is a special drink with a lot of taste and of many types. Orval, Rochefort, St. Bernardus were among the first great beers that we tried and it was love at first sip.
We started to homebrew and from kit starters of different Belgian types of beer we went through partial grain and then all grain beers. We mainly brewed blondes, dubbels, tripels and quadrupels, improving our recipes after each small batch of 20 liters.
The contests in the field have attracted our attention and we started to participate in different countries for homebrewing competitions. Our beers won prizes from 1st place to special awards, in countries like Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia and Bulgaria.
The name Oriel comes from the archangel of light, wisdom, illumination and sun. He is a patron of the arts and science for his ability to inspire and one of the seven archangels who preside over the world.
He sparked our mind with ideas and we created this beautiful project.
Since we are a very small brewery, our production capacity is very limited and we can produce around 200 hectoliters per year, but we aim to expand in short time.
After so many awards in homebrewing, our beers were awarded at a higher level by two of the most prestigious competitions in Germany, UK and one of the most important craft beer platforms from USA.
European Beer Challenge – London – 2019 – Oriel Quadrupel Mezcal BA Gold Medal Award
Meininger’s International Craft Beer Award 2019 – Oriel Quadrupel Belize Rum BA Gold Medal Award
Rate Beer Best 2018 – 5th New Brewer in the World, Best brewer in Romania, Best beer in Romania (Oriel Quadrupel Jack Daniel’s BA)
500 L lauter tun – Plevnik – SI
208 L hot liquor tank – Blichmann – USA
2 x 750 L fermentation tanks – Speidel – DE
Cooling group Chilly 35 – Kreyer – DE
625 L bottling tank – Speidel – DE
2 x Centrifugal pumps – B-Tech – SE
Bottle filler with 6 heads – Spagni – IT
Wort chiller SST – 1000 l/h – ELMEGA – ES
Malt mill 200 kg/h – Engl Maschinen – DE
Pneumatic crown capper – Pillan – IT