Yeast Experimenters and Breweries outside Ljubljana
Reservoir Dogs Brewing have made around 50 beers so far and have their brewery and tap room in Nova Gorica just by the Italian border. They are specialised in barrel aged beers and beers brewed with wine yeast. They have over 200 wooden barrels filed with beer waiting to mature and be blended for their special editions. Sour beers aged in tequila barrels or imperial ipas stored in whiskey barrels are some of their creations. Many beers are stored almost two years and those that are fermented with wine yeast can be over 10 % strong. The wine yeast is coming from organic farms in the area and they do also brew with wild yeast similar to many Belgian beer styles. Don't be surprised if you find their beers abroad, they export to most countries in Europe and have collaborations with foreign craft brewers.
Another brewery focusing on special yeasts is Barut Brewing and Blending with 19 beers produced so far. They are experimenting with wine yeasts and brave flavours so if you are into sour beers, Barut is a must to try. Since beer with wine yeast is something more popular in Slovenia than in neighboring countries, it's a kind of signum worth exploring.
Another interesting brewery is Pivovarna Pelicon that has made 24 different beers and are most known for their ipa and ales.
The HumanFish Brewery has made over 40 beers and brew very nice ipa and stouts. They are also part of the top breweries in Slovenia and a must to try. This is one of the older ones and have played an important part during the boom in Slovenia.
Maister Brewery is also relevant for the beer connoisseur. They have made almost 20 beers and has been in the craft beer business for many years.
This is not all but many relevant breweries to try when in Slovenia.