Minibrewery «ZEZЯ» was founded in 2016 by two beer-loving pals, Serge and Val. After couple of years being loft home brewery hobby, friend decided to develop a mini brewery plant to expand the scope of beer admires in Odessa, modestly keeping in minds the cherished dream to revive and glory lovely Odessa homeland back to a fame of brewery host place like it was in 1890 by Wilhelm Sancebaher the founder of Odessa brewery 130 years ago.
Val: «Beer was a hobby for me. In any country I have ever travelled I tasted local craft beer. It never ceases to amaze me how good craft beer differs from the “beer-beverage” we’re all used to. For many countries beer became a cultural heritage, a part of national history and many people shared their skills and souls in its manufacturing.”
As very often happens, at the outset of activity they had been brewing in the home attic, right after work was over. Relatives and close friends of the beginner brewers were the first tasters of the results of sleepless nights. For 2 years we have been experimenting with a small 50 liter brewing system until finally deciding to step up. We found and renovated firm-quality Hungarian equipment, brought it into compliance with Ukrainian quality standards, certified it, and after 8 months of passing through bureaucratic labyrinth we got that much demanded brewery license.
"Craft beer gives master an opportunity to prove himself. It discovers potential of the beverage to one who’s drinking it.”: was saying Serge.