About the Brewery

Craft brewery “Gorštak” (PZ “Gorštak” with p.o. Laktaši) was founded in late 2016 as the first craft brewery in the Banja Luka region and located in Glamočani near Banja Luka.

“Gorštak” produces natural unfiltered kraft beers according to its own recipes, combining modern techniques of craft brewing, traditional brewing ingredients, but also medicinal herbs of our region, spices, honey and more.

“Gorštak” is the result of great enthusiasm, desire and love for quality home-brewed beer from craft production.

The use of any artificial additives, flavors, preservatives, enzymes, dyes, stabilizers and the like is out of the question!

All the organoleptic properties of our beers come from a combination of natural raw materials and one essential ingredient – love.

This craft is difficult, but at the same time it is a great pleasure, because it is an honor and a privilege to continue the tradition of making beer, as one of the pillars of modern civilization.

Name “Gorstak” is a tribute to our ancestors from the Kozara and Manjaca mountains (NW Bosnia), their highlander resilience, courage and persistence, goodness and modesty.

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Emblem is centered around the oak tree – holly tree in our pagan Slavic and Christian traditions, a symbol of hope, gathering, and unbreakable connection with nature.

Always available

Pale Ale

Style: American Pale Ale
Strength: 6,0% alc.
Bitterness: 46 IBU

Specialty pale ale with rich citrusy aromas from four hop American varieties dominated by Mosaic hop. It has subtle caramel and biscuit notes from the finest barley malts.

Hoppy Wheat

Style: American Wheat Ale
Strength: 5,0% alc.
Bitterness: 30 IBU

Pale wheat ale with five different malts: wheat, rye, caramel malt, and two base barley malts that give it medium body balanced by pleasant bitterness and floral and citrusy aromas from “Citra” hop.

IPA

Style: India Pale Ale
Strength: 6,7% alc.
Bitterness: 55 IBU

Specialty dark ale with assertive and pleasant bitterness and plenty of grapefruit and orange aromas from three American hop varieties dominated by “Ekuanot” hop.

Brown Ale

Style: Brown Ale
Strength: 5,6% alc.
Bitterness: 31 IBU

Dark beer made with five malts: pale malt, roasted barley malt, caramel malt, wheat, and rye malts that give this beer complex, creamy body with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Bitterness is medium. It has subtle pine aroma from Cascade hops.

Classic

Style: American Blonde Ale
Strength: 5,9% alc.
Bitterness: 24 IBU

Balanced blonde dominated by honey, bready, and biscuit aromas from barley malts. Very drinkable and refreshing with medium body, mild bitterness and little hop aroma.

Seasonal beers

Mint Ale

Style: Herb Ale
Strength: 5,5% alc.
Bitterness: 24 IBU

Refreshing ale made with addition of dried mint from the Herzegovina region. Polaris hop strengthens the menthol aroma, while special barley malt provides noticeable honey aroma.

AVAILABILITY: August – September

Borislav

Style: Session IPA
Strength: 4,9% alc.
Bitterness: 40 IBU

Session India Pale Ale with lighter body, subtle aroma of pine and pleasant bitterness. We used Chinook and Centennial hops along with locally sourced juniper berries from the nearby mountains.

For every liter sold we will plant a pine tree, thus contributing to the fight for preservation of our forests, better air quality in urban areas and neutralization of carbon footprint of beer production.

AVAILABILITY: Spring 2022

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Blonde Ale

Style: Belgian Blonde Ale
Strength: 5,8% alc.
Bitterness: 22 IBU

Pale beer dominated by malty flavors and sweetness from special barley malts and oat flakes. Mild bitterness and subtle flower aroma come from Saaz hop variety.

AVAILABILITY: –

Choco Porter

Style: American Porter
Strength: 6,0% alc.
Bitterness: 27 IBU

Specialty dark winter beer dominated by chocolate and cocoa aromas with subtle notes of orange and bourbon vanilla. As much as 7 malt varieties were used along with organic cocoa nibs for a velvety and creamy body complemented by medium bitterness.

AVAILABILITY: –

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