Relatively new to the Holy Land, in the past few years, passionate beer lovers began opening up microbreweries across Israel. Fueled by determination and chutzpa, these breweries provide an alternative to Maccabi and Goldstar, the dominating local beer brands. For those who like to relax with a cold beer at the end of a long day of work, play, or travel, there is a vast selection of breweries in all corners of Israel. Below we have compiled a list of some of the best Israel breweries that aren't just your average dive bar or outdoor beer garden.
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Located in Haifa’s hip Lower City, just a block from the Mediterranean, is LiBira. Opened by commercial brewery veterans Leonid Lipkin and Erik Salarov, it features various brews, including a German-style lager and full-bodied smoked stout. What LiBira pub and brewery lacks in looks, with its concrete floors and columns, exposed brick, and high ceilings, it makes up for in personality. The beer is produced by traditional methods and is unpasteurized and unfiltered.