About Polish Beer

Poland has had a varied beer history. It dates back to the 13th century, but many of the country's breweries were shut down by Nazi troops in the Second World War. Today, Poland can boast to being home to several state-of-the-art breweries. Most of the beers are pale lager or pilsners, as a handful of large brewers control the market.

There has been a significant upward swing in craft brews and brewpubs in Poland during the last decade; today, Baltic Porter is a popular choice for those wishing to enjoy a specialty brew beyond the everyday offerings.
Top Picks for Poland
213268
Zywiec
Beer
Bright clear light gold color. Mild, toasty aromas and flavors of banana nut muffin, corn nibblets, and white grapes with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, breezy pepper, nuts, and lettuce greens finish. A very nicely balanced and super sessionable pilsner.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213269
Warka
Strong Beer
Pale brilliant deep amber color. Lively, creamy, buttery malty toasty aromas and flavors of coffee, baked sweet potatoes, and dried fruits and nuts with a glycerous, shy, fizzy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length brown sugar, caramel taffy, pepper, and sweet lettuce finish. A sweet malty lager that packs a smooth punch.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204548
Stawski
Premium Lager
Golden amber color. Aromas of dried apple and pear and honeyed nuts with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy orange bread, pepper, and arugula accented finish. Tasty.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204549
Perla Brewery
Chmielowa Pils
Golden amber color. Aromas of honeyed nuts and fruitcake with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, frothy yellow apple, banana bread, pepper and grass finish. A nice session beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab