The First Day
A thirsty start
By the end of 2012, BeerBazaar was nothing more than a long-awaited dream of a few young men who really wanted to take part in the explosion of the Israeli craft beer industry. Lior Weiss cooked his first batch in the kitchen/bathroom of his bachelor pad in Haifa.
Our oldest ale is named after a hairy muse who finds herself spending most of her life in front of BeerBazaar's first branch.
Pale Ale - 5.2%. Fruity and refreshing
Our First Branch
The Basta in the market
Four friends with a love of beer opened the Basta in the Carmel Market in early 2013, with two taps of home beers and piles of other Israeli craft beers for sale. The idea was planted, and from there, we only grew
The Second and Third Beer
Dodash - Amber Ale. 4.9%. Sweet and satisfying.
Bhindi - IPA. 5.5% Hoppy with exotic aromas.
Dawn of 2015
A new branch opens, within walking distance (or crawling distance, depending on how much you drink) from the original Basta. More seating, more space, more beers. Yishkon 36, Tel Aviv.
The third BeerBazaar of its name came into the world in November 2015 in the holy capital. In our opinion, every beer is holy, but Israel's holy beer is the most sacred. Etz Hayyim 3, Jerusalem.
In April 2016, we purchased a brewery in the Negev as if we were Google gobbling up small companies in between meals. We could finally start producing a larger amount of beers, which would speak to a more sophisticated palate, but not too sophisticated, so we wouldn't lose all of our street credit. The wonderful equipment available at the brewery allows us to have more precise control over the taste, color, freshness and texture, enabling us to distribute large quantities of uniform beers.
In June 2016 (popularly known as "Beery June" by at least three people), our pop-up branch was constructed on Rothschild's rough side, opposite the favorite site of the Nihilist underground scene - HaBima. Since then our branch continued on its "pop-up" trajectory, indicating that it's probably here to stay.
Guess What? More Beers!
Esser - Triple Belgian ale. 10%. 2016.
Wheatney - Bavarian wheat beer. 5%. 2017.
Gallagher - German Pilsner 5.1%. 2017.
There's nothing like Jaffa at night. Or during the day. But without authentic and local craft beers, Jaffa was less than it could be. In November 2018, we opened our branch in the flea market, and it's been history ever since. In fact, from now on, it's all history. What a strange concept that time is.
7 Olei Zion Street, Jaffa
In November 2019, due to our inability to get too far away from our beers, we decided to step outside of our boundaries, and we set up the Gypsy - BeerBazaar's mobile branch. The Gypsy provides the entire BeerBazaar experience, including explanations of, our production processes, the beers in the brewery, and sometimes even our emotions. The Gypsy can go anywhere, including your upcoming event!