LATVIAN BEER (GUIDE)

If you are beer lover, then this post is for you! Anyone who likes beer and is thinking of visiting Latvia may consider to try some of the local brews that Latvia has to offer.

 

For a traditional Latvian lager experience look for:

 

 

 

1. Valmiermuiža beer Unhurriedly brewed for special occasions, in Latvia beer has been the landlord’s pride and joy since days of yore. As a measure of our respect for venerable traditions, at Valmiermuiža we brew live beer patiently and nurture a culture of enjoying beer, so that beer enjoys a place of honour on the festive table just as it did in olden days. The road taken by Valmiermuiža’s brews to beer lovers started with its amber lager. A sumptuous and popular flavour where, offset by the sweetness of caramel, the bitterness of hops quenches one’s thirst and refreshes. In every sip, you can also taste the flowery minted notes of buckwheat honey. Try this lager beer in Valmiermuiža embassy Aristida Briāna iela 9, Rīga 

 

 

2. Užavas beer was founded in 1994 shortly after Latvia’s restoration of independence. Because of the high-quality water of the Užava area, this was the clear choice for the location of our brewery. Here our proprietor first built his residence containing a small brewery. Bringing under the same roof his passion for family and beer making! Three varieties of beer are currently produced – Užavas LIGHT, Užavas DARK and Užavas WINTER (Baltic Dark beer)

 

3. Zoltners beer – the brewery produces two unique original sorts of beer – light and dark. Own production – from the grain to the beer mug. Try this lager beer in Aurora bar, Dzirnavu iela 43, Rīga.

 

 

4. Mežpils  beer – Mežpils Gaišais (Light) is brewed from golden barley malt, and proudly boasts an amber hue, distinctly hoppy bitterness and a subtle hint of caramel – a combination that will be appreciated by even the most discerning beer lovers invariably in search of the genuine and natural article. Mežpils Tradicionālais  beer flavour that has been beloved by many generations encounters the typical characteristics of Mežpils, the result is Mežpils Traditional beer — a light, refreshing and enjoyable lager-type beer with a pretty and gently golden colour. The characteristics of the flavour of Mežpils Tumšais (Dark) beer are highlighted by premium quality malt. This redden brown variety of beer will surprise you with its inimitable aroma of hops and caramel malt, and memorably refreshing aftertaste. Try this lager beer in Aurora bar, Dzirnavu iela 43, Rīga.

 

 

5. Tērvetes beer – Beer has been an essential part of Latvian lifes. In order to preserve the brewing traditions in region of Zemgale, in 1971 Tērvetes brewery was built. There was started the brewing of the well-known and highly appreciated beer Tērvete. Beer is a natural product and good brewing should be in accordance with tradition and natural processes. Thanks to Zemgale fertile land, special beer barley varieties are grown every year in Tērvete, which is the basic raw material for beer production. Tervete beer is made of local raw materials, as a proof of that is quality label “Quality product” or more widely known as”Green spoon” which represents the provenance and high quality of product.

 

For a Craft beer experience look for:

 

 

1. Malduguns Craft Beer – this microbrewery started to operate in 2013 and immediately made a huge step forward: it was listed in ”The top 100 brewers in the world” award in that year. Now they are very well known in Latvia and in the countries nearby. Malduguns produces very tasty Ales with a creative craft touch. They have now more than ten different beers, like the delicious Rudais Rudens, an Extra Special Bitter (ESB), and the spicy Sānslīde, an India Pale Ale (IPA), in addition to almost twenty variations of the single hop IPA Zaļā Bise (Green Shotgun), each using a different kind of hop. The brewery is located in the Rauna district, 110 km from Riga. Try this lager beer in Vinil bar, Kalnciema iela 39, Rīga.

 

2. Labietis Craft Beer  /Aristida Briāna iela 9A2,Riga / – There are 12 different beers on tap here, as well as additional seasonal brews on offer, as well as bottles to take home. Have a seat at one of the huge wooden tables, or when it’s sunny out, head to the outdoor terrace. Try this craft beer also in Riga Central Market, Centrāltirgus iela 1, Riga

 

 

 

3. Viedi Craft Beer – beer from a microbrewery founded in 2015. The recipes started as experiments. They produce unfiltered and non-pasteurized Ales, like the delicious Rodeo (APA) and their most famous, Blondais Grēks (Blond Sin), a Wit beer. The brewery is interested in not only offering a good beer, but also educating the public about the beer culture and creating conditions for the availability and variety of beer in Latvia at the same level as in the United States or Belgium. Try this craft beer in Bar Gauja, Stabu iela 32,  Rīga.

 

Clothing. Produced in Latvia! In this blog you can find coolest clothing- made in Latvia!

Nóló

Nóló has high level of experience and rich traditions in the production of women’s clothing. Most of Nóló garments are entirely produced in Latvia in our own modern factory in Riga, however some styles are outsourced for production to the other units based in European Union.

Nóló manufactory is located near Riga city centre and currently employs more than 30 people. The factory is equipped with the newest technologies and sewing machines that provides the best possible quality for our production. There are also textile printing machineries, professional embroidery machines and photo studio at the factory.

One Wolf

“One Wolf” is a high street fashion label founded in 2012 by Latvian fashion designer Agnese Narņicka. Its unisex, ready-to-wear collections blend functionality with wit, intelligence, and asceticism, portraying the designer’s reflections about the savage aesthetics of a contemporary urbanite.

Experiments with constructions and silhouettes are an intrinsic proposition of the brand, thus breaking conventions of genders and clothing, while mixing up opposing details and contrary styles of classical, casual, and sporty garments.

Raw denim and stone washed jeans stand out as the iconic product of the label, featuring brave lines, distinctive cutting techniques, and clever external details, such as pockets, seams, darts, pleats, and buttons. In the collections, the sets of garments for a modern city dweller include sweaters, cardigans, parkas, hoodies, tunics, t-shirts, and shirts.

QooQoo

Presenting ready-to-wear fashion collections twice a year, QooQoo encompasses simple shapes and playful mood of the pieces. Creator and designer Alyona Bauska is bringing out the desire to create clothing for people, who seek individuality in the everyday and are courageous to infuse some irony in their looks.

QooQoo utilizes aspects of locally made fashion – clothes are made with respect to people and the environment. Fabrics are made in Europe and garments are sewn in Latvia, EU, under fair working conditions.

All fabric prints are made using water based colors. Most of the garments are easy to care for – we guarantee, that prints will not be washed out easily.

 

HEBE

Founded in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Riga, HEBE is a label that emphasizes what is most important in kidswear: fun, imagination, comfort and quality.HEBE was created with a belief in not only designing great clothing but also making the world a better place. Caring about ethical production cycle, social and environmental responsibility, we will never compromise our values and are proud to be well received by media, parents and most importantly – kids. With ever–changing designs and illustrations on HEBE clothing, the essence remains the same – only the best for our children!

HEBE offers comfy and playful design clothing of excellent quality, produced with the utmost care and love for boys and girls, aged 0 to 12. Tops, sweaters, leggings, skirts, dresses, bodysuits and other beautiful creations are characterised by HEBE signature prints – hand drawn illustrations. Produced in a variety of sizes, our clothing does not wear out and can be passed on to the next generations or shared among siblings. Matching great quality fabrics with tailoring, executed by professionals, results in a product that can live through your children’s childhood with minimal signs of wear.

HEBE HOME line features visually harmonious and cosy bedding, sleepwear and design toys in matching aesthetics and unique, enlivening prints, embellished with meticulously embroidered details. All garments and HEBE HOME line products consist of 90% GOTS certified organic cotton.

Amoralle

 

 

The creator of the fashion label Amoralle Inese Ozola originally based in Riga (Latvia) is one of the most profitable legwear, lingerie and nightwear designers in Northern Europe.

In 2008 Inese Ozola launched her own fashion house. A signature style of feminine, body silhouette underlying tailoring, royal luxury and natural confidence was immediately apparent in her first collection. Complimeted by Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and other fashion industry representatives for a high quality and world-class feeling, Amoralle label has gained an international recognition.

During nine years of the label existence under the leadership of Inese Ozola, company’s sales each year double, making Amoralle one of the most profitable lingerie and loungewear brands in Northern Europe.

Amoralle label’s success has been recognised by a number of awards including the JCI TOYP Inspiration Award 2016 in the category for “Business, Economic, and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment”, “Treasures of Latvia 2016”, “Export and Innovation Award 2015”, “Brand Name of the Year 2015”, “The Most Daring Brand 2015”, Latvian Fashion Award “Designer of the Year 2013” and others.

Since the foundation, Amoralle creates two seasonal collections a year that are presented at local and international fashion events in a form of high-class spectacular shows.

Lauma

Women’s longing for feeling attractive is fundamental and eternal, and thus advantageous for a lasting business. However, this fact is now realized and exploited increasingly; competition is growing, and it becomes ever harder to maintain individual features on the global market. A modern lingerie producer should be refined, unique, and able to deal with a large scale. A business, which is based on beauty and understanding of women’s desires, is dynamic, sophisticated and responsible. We love it!

Katya Shehurina ( Katya Katya)

All of our vintage inspired wedding gowns are skillfully made under the watchful eye of Katya Shehurina in her Riga studio in Latvia. We only use the finest of materials of modern and vintage inspired French laces, Italian Silks and handmade embellished detailing using Swarovski elements.

Want that extra special dress that no one else will have? We offer a bespoke service where you and Katya will together design your dream gown. Bespoke Starts from £3500.

In a hurry? We can make your gown in 6-8 weeks using our ‘Express Service’ of 20% on the gowns price.

For our brides far in advance with more than 10 months before the wedding day, we offer an ‘Early Love Bird Special’ discount of 10% off your gowns original price. With the flexibility of colour, you can change the look of your gown from morning to evening with the simple change of a slip. Ask us about colours!

Love the top but love the skirt from that other dress? Want Long sleeves instead of short? Or you want that V-neck closed? No Problem! We love mixing and matching and encourage our brides to be creative and make their gown truly theirs. All we say is that with every design change you want to make your gown your own, we charge an additional 10%. Our gowns range from £1400 – £3100

 ZIB*

The idea behind the ZIB* brand is to add a little bit of art to everyday apparel. All ZIB* clothing is handmade with great care at our cozy workshop in Riga, that’s why the production process usually takes 3 – 7 working days. We offer to make adjustments to the size and length of clothing. Contact us and we will always try to help!

ZIB* offers comfortable and original jersey clothing as well as bright accessories. All ZIB* prints are based on our drawings and paintings, therefore each item is unique and different by its color tone or paint drops on the fabric.

Batiko

The one you see walking down the street grabbing the attentionof everyone and owning her style. Designed with love in beautifulcity of Riga, Latvia. Clothes are sexy enough to make every woman feel confident and feminine. Our inspiration are people which are free-spirited, bohemian and dreamers! Big part of our designs take one-of-a-kind pieces that are hand dyed. Add a little bohemian chic to your wardrobe

Anna Led

Designer Anna Ledskalnina is originally from Riga. She graduated from the Academy of Technology and Design in St. Petersburg, as well as studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Riga. She mastered the art of tailoring with famous craftsmen in private Riga ateliers.
In 2000 she launched first collection and created the brand ANNA LED. The first handmade collections were created in the style of Baltic Folk using homespun materials – linen, rustic wool and authentic handmade lace. She received Grand Prix for the best debut at the competition of young designers from the Paris pret-a-porter federation (France) in 2003.
An important milestone in her upbringing, as a tailor of distinct individuality, was practice in London in the Vivienne Westwood Studio „Royal Academy Of Art” in 2005.

In 2015, the fashion museum of Alexander Vasilyev acquired and incorporated in its exposition dress by Anna Led from the collection of 2005, made from Orenburg down shawls. According to annual reviews of Baltic Fashion Federation and press, Anna Led has won the title of Best designer of Latvia several times. Collections of Anna Led have been part of numerous art projects and missions in Moscow, Tokyo, London, Paris. Studio atelier and showroom by Anna Led was opened in 2014 in Berga Bazaar – the most fashionable quarter in Riga , which has become a must-visit touristic hot spotin Riga.
Studio Anna Led presents pret-a-porter collections twice a year, – Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. The brand is represented in the multi-brand boutiques and online stores.

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