Shapira’s family-owned brewery has created a temporary home in the heart of the city.
(photo credit: JONI SCHWARTZ)
For nearly three years after gourmet restaurant Cavaliere closed its doors, its Ben-Sira Street space was unused and up for grabs in Jerusalem’s precarious real estate market – until last month. That was when the owner of the adjacent Sira pub, beer mogul Itzik Shapiro opened a pop-up bar known as Shapira Ba Sira.For the first time, Shapira’s family-owned brewery has created a unique and temporary home in the heart of the city for their six types of beer. The idea came about when Shapiro wanted to create a space not only to serve his family’s suds to locals but also offer learning experiences for beer enthusiasts and local bartenders in the form of educational beer-themed workshops.