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Our Values

Originated from Crete, Σoλo is not just any beer but a craft beer with soul.

Anthropocentric, proud and uncompromising by nature, obsessed with the idea that good beer is a human right, Σολο is addressed to all of you who desire a perfect beer.

Furthermore, rather than brewing for the sake of profit, Σολο creates & experiments while calling beer lovers and enthusiasts for interaction with the belief that much more than beer, craft beer is human contact. In other words, Σολο comes into existence through people, togetherness, friendship and sharing of ideas, emotions and everything that makes our moments worth living for.

Thank you for appreciating craft beer!

Thank you for being part of this wonderful civilization

Our Land

Crete.

The largest island of Greece and one of the largest in the Mediterranean sea. Its location at the intersection of three continents, five seas and titanic tectonic plates defined its destiny from birth. Sunshiny and fertile land, birthplace of the bright Minoan civilization, first advanced civilization of Europe, and the king of Gods, Zeus. A fair land in the midst of the wine-dark sea, begirt with water and of exquisite beauty – according to Homer – while a crossroad of civilizations, goods and ideas over the centuries, Crete became the object of desire for several conquerors throughout history.

Crete is well known for its beauty: massive mountain ranges with wild gorges, fecund plateaus & chaotic caves, endless valleys with olive trees and vineyards, primeval forests and exotic beaches … a land of controversies with rare ecosystems in a constant rotation from alpine to exotic ones, and unique biodiversity, equivalent to that of an entire continent.

At the heart of this land, 25 km south of Heraklion city and 470m above sea level, in a region with long tradition in olive oil production & wine making, we come across the traditional village of Alagni, whose name derives from nymph Alagonia, daughter of Zeus & Europe. There, facing the mythical mountain range of Dikti, among byzantine churches, αncient grape presses, minoan ruins and venetian castles, you will find Grapes & Gratification vineyards and eventually our winery & our brewery, home of your cretan craft beer Σολο.

Our Team

“An organisation is only as good as its people”

  • Kjetil Jikiun
    Kjetil Jikiun Founder - Brewmaster

    Born in 1964
    Norwegian

    Retired airline pilot of Scandinavian Airlines, founder of Nøgne Ø (Norway’s first craft brewery) and first commercial Sake producer in Norway

  • Nikolas Loukakis
    Nikolas Loukakis General Manager

    Born in 1978
    Cretan

    Travel author and photographer, lover of travelling, good drinks and food

  • Kostis Stavrakakis
    Kostis Stavrakakis Communication Manager

    Born in 1979
    Cretan

    Advertising agent, producer, writer & traveller

  • Nasia Alefantinou
    Nasia Alefantinou Area Sales Manager

    Βorn in 1975
    Cretan

    Sales executive of the advertising market, consultant and entrepreneur of bar & restaurants industry