Litra Brewing Company is a family owned microbrewery located in the heart of Republic of Moldova. Despite its country's long lasting tradition of wine making, the Litra Family decided to take a new path, to conquer the hearts of Moldovans with a hand crafted beer – a craft beer – this is how Litra Brewing in 2013 was born.
At the heart of Litra Brewing's beer production lies Reinhetsgebot, the Bavarian beer purity law. It says that beer can be produced by using only 4 ingredients: water, malt, hops and yeast. All beers brewed by us are 100% natural, without preservatives, without taste additives, unfiltered and unpasteurized. The only deviation we can afford from Reinhetsgebot is the addition of fruits grown in Moldova or natural spices (for our seasonal beers).
The malt used to make our beers is imported from Germany. It is prepared to order by a family that for 6 generations deals with the manufacture of malt. To this moment we use 15 different types of malt, starting from basic malt to special type of malt which offers our beers flavors of biscuits, bread, wheat, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and many more.
The hops that we use are bought directly from farmers who grow them, this is the only way we can get the freshest hops. Today we use 25 different varieties of hops brought from Germany, America, England, Australia and New Zealand.
As brewers say "Brewers, are those who make the wort, but yeast, are the ones who make the beer." This is the reason we work with laboratories from US, Germany and Denmark, in order to have pure yeast cultures. Currently we use 5 different yeast strains, which provide our beers with a perfect balance in taste and aromas.
Water is one of the main ingredients, but usually people do not understand why. Cleanliness is one of factors, but the main idea lies behind the chemical composition of water. Depending on the minerals and salts that are insede the used water, depends how other ingredients like malt, hops and yeast will work. This is why all our beers have their own water composition.