Craft Pioneers

Jaws is the company that began the craft beer 6 revolution in the Urals and today it’s one of the most popular brewers in Russia — it has bars not only in the Urals, but also in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Located in the town of Zarechny in the Sverdlovsk region, Jaws was named after a big wave surfing break in Hawaii, which itself was named after everyone’s favorite sharkthemed horror movie. Jawsspot in Yekaterinburg is located right next to the House of Press, and it is quite small and crowded, decorated with various pieces of surfing memorabilia. Try one of the original Jaws brews (from 150 rubles) with witty names like Nuclear Laundry IPA or Looking for a Human. There are about a dozen other beers on tap and some bar snacks as well. If you like what you see, consider a trip to the brewery itself, where they organize excursions for serious beer fans every weekend.

Ulitsa Turgeneva, 3 jawsbeer.ru


For Those Who “Love Craft”

Walk through the coffee shop called “Coffee Box” on the first floor and climb the stairs to get to “Lavkraft” or “Lovecraft,” if you like. No, it’s nothing to do with American horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft, it’s a small bar/beer store with white walls, a wooden bar stand and shelves upon shelves of bottles. The bar offers customers a wide range of both local and imported beer. Sip on a Belgian brew and enjoy watching the crowds go by on the busy Ulitsa Malysheva. Or have a Jaws while playing on a game console. It’s up to you, but whatever you do, you’re sure to have a good time at this place.

Ulitsa Malysheva, 31b vk.com/lovecraft_ekb