Popping up beer in the center of town

June 8, 2017 14:06
Shapira brewery

Shapira’s family-owned brewery has created a temporary home in the heart of the city. (photo credit: JONI SCHWARTZ)


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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.


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