42 North Launches Beer Brewed in Budapest


Buffalo, NY — 42 North Brewing Company and Budapest, Hungary craft brewery, Reketye, have teamed up to produce Hibiscus Kiss, a Belgian Double Wit. The beer was brewed in Budapest in collaboration between 42 North’s assistant brewer, Naz Drebot and Reketye owner and head brewer, Zoltán Reketye-Trifán.

The collaboration between 42 North and Reketye was formed when Naz Drebot, a Ukraine native, returned to Europe this past summer. While back in Europe, Naz has assisted Reketye with recipe development for additional Reketye brews. In recent years, Budapest has experienced a craft beer renaissance of its own with breweries like Reketye leading the way. Zoltan and Naz wanted to brew a unique Belgian Wit-style beer using ingredients from both the U.S. and Europe.


Hibiscus Kiss is a Belgian Double Wit brewed with Belgian Pilsner malt in addition to wheat and oats. German Hallertau Blanc and U.S. Citra hops combine with coriander, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, and lemon peel to produce a complex but subtle spice flavor with a pronounced citrus finish and just a kiss of hibisicus.

Hibiscus Kiss- ABV: 7.7% IBU: 23

The beer is now available in a limited amount of 11.2oz/0.33 L bottles and by the glass in the 42 North Taproom.

Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.

Beer Events Calendar

A public calendar of events that are happening in the beer industry

View calendar | Post Event
Brewbound Live Winter 2020

Santa Monica, CA ● Dec. 3+4, 2020

Early Registration Open
Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.

Brewbound Job Board

A weekly live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry.