- Learn story behind the brand
- Taste their beer
- Visiting a small, independent brewery
The word Barba, very specific for the area of Split, is used to entitle the older gentleman. It also means uncle. But in the last few years the first thing that crosses our mind when we hear the word Barba is beer. The first craft beer and brewery in Split area. Barba is inspired by the stories of thousands of Dalmatian seafarers and Siniša’s uncle was one of them. Learn how Siniša stepped into uncharted territory of Croatian business, the challenges and successes that met him. Learn more about Croatian business mindset that was heavily influenced by our history of decades of communism and Yugoslavia. You’ll also have a chance to taste Barba and give your suggestion on what is the next beer Siniša should make to conquer Split brewery scene and stay Split´s Beer King.We’ll meet a local owner of a small brewery who will share his story of how he started his company, Barba Beer. We’ll also get to taste the beer as we visit the Lab Brewery.
Understand how Croatia moved from communism in 90s to an open market society and how businesses are dealing with Croatian bureaucracy issues on a daily basis. Also - find out what’s the story behind this beer being so cool and popular.
Who Is This Experience Good For
- Anyone interested in the beer culture in Split
- Anyone interested to learn more about local small business
- Brewery Tour and Talk
What’s Not Included
- Merchandise: T-shirts, tote bags (bring cash)
Know Before You Go
- The brewery is in industrial zone of the city, double check the address
- Minimum Needed: 6 people
- Maximum Capacity: 15 people
- Booking Deadline: 3 days before event
- Weather Dependent: No
- Difficulty Level: n/a
- Special Clothing Required: No
- Special Dietary Restrictions: Beer contains gluten
- Extra Cash: Needed for merchandise
Sinisa is well known beer persona in Split because Barba Beer is the first ever and most popular brewery in Split. He shares the story behind the brewery, how it was create and the challenges he had to face because of the poor business climate in Split at that time. They then start the beer tasting and Sinisa share the details on each beer type and how they are created.
Frequently Asked Questions
My Coelhos and I 100% loved this experience. We learned about beer from our new friend Sina, and tasted what it is that he is so passionate about. Informative, tasty, and lots of fun. Also, it was a little informal, a bit gritty, and just so real for that reason. That I think was the best part about it!
...great beer and super host! Very unique experience. Do it!
Sina owns the brewery and gave us the tour of the factory where they brew the beer. It was awesome to hear abut the local beer culture. We got to drink a bunch of his most brewed beer, as well as some smaller batch stuff that they produce. He was a super nice guy and it was a very chill time. Would recommend.
If you love beer and good conversations, this ones for you. I don't remember what our group was talking about but there was lots of laughing and a good restaurant about 10 minute walk towards town afterwards. One of my best memories of Split! Support the Locals!
Great trip, our host was super friendly, generous, and informative. Had a fun time with good friends drinking delicious local beer.