The Coolest Cans

This is hands-down one of the coolest designs for a beer can I’ve ever seen. Designed by a Romanian company, Remark Studio SRL, it even won a Gold Pentaward last year for concept design in the worldwide packaging design awards competition. The only sad news is that while it’s an award-winning concept, no brewery has yet stepped up to actually put their beer in the cans, and Volksbier is just a made-up prototype name.

The cans are actually moulded so the dimples are really in the cans, which would make them both stand out and be easier to grip. While I don’t generally like the idea of drinking directly from a beer can — I still firmly believe it should be poured into a proper glass — it’s hard not to imagine drinking straight from this can. And I love the idea that the color of each can could be the exact color of the beer inside. How cool would a brewery’s range of beers look in these cans?


Sorting Cases Of Beer … Fast

In case you didn’t see this, it’s been up since last November, but it’s pretty funny, and mesmerizing to watch, especially from the laziness of your own couch or office chair. The video is simply workers at a beer distributor in Romania sorting the cases on mixed pallets as the come into the warehouse. I”m not quite sure why it’s called “Sorting Cases of Beer Like a Boss,” I think I’d call it “Sorting Cases Like It’s Friday Afternoon Minutes Before Quitting Time.” Or maybe happy hour was about to start?

Romania Beer

Today in 1877, România gained their Independence from the Ottoman Empire.


România Breweries

România Brewery Guides

Other Guides

Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.00%


  • Full Name: Romania
  • Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Romanian (official) 91%, Hungarian 6.7%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 1.2%
  • Religion(s): Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 86.8%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformate and Pentecostal) 7.5%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified 0.9%, none 0.1%
  • Capital: Bucharest
  • Population: 21,848,504; 56th
  • Area: 238,391 sq km, 83rd
  • Comparative Area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
  • National Food: Mămăligă, Ciorbă de burtă
  • National Symbols: Golden Eagle; Dog rose
  • Affiliations: UN, EU, NATO
  • Independence: From the Ottoman Empire, May 9, 1877


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None (to drink); 18 (to buy) [Note: According to law 61/1991 updated in 2008, paragraphs 21-25, it is illegal to serve or sell alcohol to minors. The law also imposes restrictions on serving or selling alcohol in some public locations (parks, hospitals, schools, stadiums, airports, public transport, etc.) or during certain events (strikes, public meetings, sport events, etc.)]
  • BAC: 0.00%
  • Label Requirements: N/A
  • Number of Breweries: 20


  • How to Say “Beer”: bere
  • How to Order a Beer: Oh beh-reh ver rohg
  • How to Say “Cheers”: Noroc (“good luck”) / Pentru sanatatea dunneavoastra
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 39%
  • Wine: 22%
  • Spirits: 39%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 11.30
  • Unrecorded: 4.00
  • Total: 15.30
  • Beer: 4.07

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 11.3 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Stable
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Sales Restrictions: Location, specific events
  • Advertising Restrictions: Yes
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: 3

Prohibition: None