Tank Tyskie

In Krakow, there are only a few places where you can drink tank beer. This is a method – unique in Poland but used in countries with the highest “beer culture” – of distributing, storing and serving beer. Tank beer is the freshest, tastiest and best chilled, and can also be served as the Czechs do. One of the places that serve tank beer is Bunkier Cafe.


What is tank beer

First of all tank beer is a truly fresh beer, not pasteurized or microfiltered.Immediately after production, it is transferred to a tanker that transports it to us that same day.Here, the beer is transferred to steel containers or tanks, inside which there is a special seven-layered bag to ensure the beer’s quality and consistent taste.Compressed air forced into the tank causes pressure on the inner container and pushes the beer through a pipe to the tap.


Beer stored and served thus is never in contact with air or carbon dioxide.The beer’s freshness is also guaranteed by very short and rigorously applied expiry dates – 28 days after delivery and 14 days after opening the tank.In favourable circumstances, your beer can arrive literally only a few hours after production.

Tanks have a capacity of 500 or 1000 litres, so only selected premises can serve tank beer.

It should be noted that the beer is always maintained at a constant temperature of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius, from the brewery to the glass.It does not have to be highly carbonated and so it’s more pleasant to drink.



And now enjoy a cold beer.