This beer was launched in 2012, the “Caragiale Year”, on the occasion of the 160th year-jubilee of the great playwright’s birth.
Ion Luca Caragiale, also known as “Nenea Iancu” is less known as a brewer. But he was famous for this passion of his at the end of the 19th century. The master brewers of the time would brew this beverage using recipes brought from Germany, the traditional home country of beer.
We revived the 1900 spirit of beer produced for Nenea Iancu's breweries, by a long forgotten traditional recipe, that of the 45-day natural fermentation. And in order to comply with the so-called "Deutsche Reinheitsgebot", that is the 1516 German Beer Purity Act, this beer is brewed right in the heart of Germany in the Land of Bavaria.
The Nenea Iancu beer was sold in over 1 million pints in the first year, having unexpected success.