WE ARE GREEK
WE ARE DIASPORA
WE ARE GLOBAL
WE ARE LOCAL
WE ARE HISTORIC
WE ARE ANCIENT NAXIOT CITRUS MEDICA
WE ARE RARE SANTORINI GRAPE-HONEY
WE SUPPORT TRADITIONAL LOCAL AGRICULTURE
WE GIVE BACK AND SUPPORT GREECE THROUGH GREECE DEBT FREE
WE ARE A BOLD INVESTMENT IN GREECE
WE BUY GREEK, WE BUY LOCAL, WE SELL GREEK PRODUCTS TO THE WORLD
WE CREATE GREEK JOBS
Santorini has a very unique, almost waterless agricultural system and what the local farmers produce is very intense in flavour and aromas but very limited in quantity. In developing Volkan, the best ingredients for brewing were needed. To create an exquisite tasting Greek beer we brought together key raw materials from Santorini and nearby Naxos Island. The first and most important ingredient is the rare Santorini honey and then the ancient citrus medica essence from Naxos
100% GREEK INGREDIENTS
At the end of the summer, the bees of Santorini feast on a very special crop. Courtesy of the makers of the island’s sweet wine (vinsanto), tons of wine grapes are left out in the sun to mature, letting the bees indulge on their sucrose. This grape honey, with its uniquely and intensely local flavour is added near the end of the brewing process, to ensure that its flavour is fully preserved.
Citron, often green when ripe, has very little juice but a powerful aroma and taste, distinct from other citruses. The citron essences for VOLKAN brews are harvested by local artisans from the roughly two thousand trees remaining on Naxos, using methods that date back several centuries.
The water with which a beer is brewed lends a lot to the taste of the beer itself. However, Santorini ground water is scarce and no longer suitable for brewing, due to its high salinity. Thus, in order to create authentic Santorini style water, we have taken basalt from the eruption of 1600 BC, rich in native minerals and created a special filter, developed exclusively for Volkan, through which all of our brew water is passed.
VOLKAN is proud to announce that is the first Greece Debt Free™ (GDF™) certified product. This means that for each 1 euro of profit, VOLKAN will help reduce the Greek National debt by 50 euro cent.
Along with paying our taxes, we at VOLKAN want to help Greece reduce the national debt in the smartest possible way.
To support GDF, all you have to do is enjoy this product, spread the word, and use our social-media campaigns to encourage other products to join the GDF movement.
VOLKAN is proud to support artistic endeavours that showcase the best of Greece.
VOLKAN is collaborating with the Santozeum on forthcoming photography publications.
VOLKAN also supports cultural projects that unite the ancient and modern artistic traditions of the island. VOLKAN and the island welcome artists, musicians and writers to create works inspired by the Santorini and the Cyclades.
"In Santorini and at most fine cellars and restaurants in Greece "− Where can I buy Volkan Beer in Greece?
"Yes, it's being exported all around the world. Please inspect the Importers page."− Is Volkan Beer available outside Greece?
"Volkan Beer donates 50% of its profits to reduce the Greek national debt. In fact, Volkan Beer is the first certified Greece Debt Free™ product. You can find out more about it at www.greecedebtfree.org. If you need our support please contact us."− I would like Volkan Beer to sponsor my event or project
"Volkan Beer is a Santorini Beer. It brings you the inspiration and uniqueness of Santorinian rare flavors. Our company seat is in Fira, Santorini. Our two key ingredients are Santorinian, Santorini Rare Honey and the Volkan Lavarock™ Filter. We also use Citrus Medica from nearby Naxos. To make sure Santorini’s delicate ecosystem is not harmed, the final brewing takes place in Argos, Peloponnese. We are committed and are working towards establishing a local Santorini brewery with minimum environmental footprint and have already found a place for it."− Where is Volkan produced?
"It is a proprietary technology Volkan developed for conditioning the brewing water. It re-creates how Santorini’s groundwater may have tasted thousands of years ago. The Lavarock™ Filter uses real volcanic rocks (basalt) formed from the Santorini eruption of 1500 BCE, rich with potassium and other minerals, to lay the foundation for a complex, flavourful brew."− What is the Volkan Lavarock™ Filter?
"Real estate for a Santorini brewery and a dedicated seawater desalination plant to be built in Santorini have been allocated; however, first we want to ensure that the plant has the smallest possible environmental footprint."− Do you plan to move the actual Volkan brewing process to Santorini?
"The short answer is because of the very short flowering season. Santorini Rare Honey is harvested only once a year; this honey is extremely rare even on Santorini: in August and early September, without any flowers left, bees visit the hundreds of tons of grapes spread out in the sun to mature, as part of the traditional method of making Vinsanto, the local dessert wine. Santorini Rare Honey is added near the end of the Volkan brewing process, to ensure its source flavours are preserved, giving our beer a fine, delicate touch of sweetness."− Why is Santorini Rare Honey unlike any other honey in the world?
"Citrus medica, commonly known as citron, is a rare, fragrant citrus fruit introduced to Europe by Alexander the Great and celebrated since Babylonian times for its medicinal powers. Today, citron essences are harvested and processed for Volkan by Naxos artisans using methods dating back several centuries. This unique essence is added to Volkan brews during and after the brewing process, resulting in an incomparable taste: dry, sharp, earthy and sweet."− What is Naxos Citrus Medica and what makes it so special?
"Peter Nomikos, a fifth-generation descendant of Santorinian vintners. Peter is a business executive, venture capitalist and founder of Greece Debt Free Inc., a non-profit organisation formed to help reduce Greek debt to sustainable levels."− Who owns Volkan?