Saturday, May 25, 2024

Spanish Beers

By ChatGPT with comments from Will.

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10 Very common Spanish beers

  1. Cruzcampo: Cruzcampo is one of the most popular beers in Spain, and it has been brewed in Seville since 1904. It is a light and refreshing lager with a slightly bitter taste, and it is perfect for drinking on a hot summer day. Will’s rating: * -Comment: Personally speaking I can’t stand it. To me it tastes like they have used swimming pool water in the brewing process.
  2. Estrella Damm: Estrella Damm is a Barcelona-based beer that has been around since 1876. It is a pale lager with a mild flavor, and it is often paired with seafood dishes. Will’s rating: ** – I don’t mind it but it’s nothing to write home about.
  3. Mahou: Mahou is a Madrid-based beer that has been brewed since 1890. It is a smooth and crisp lager with a slightly sweet taste, and it is a popular choice for drinking with tapas. Will’s Rating: *** Comment : In my humble opinion the Mahou Clasico (green) is better than Mahou red. Madrid is famous in Spain for the quality of it’s tap water, maybe this is a factor.
  4. San Miguel: San Miguel is a beer that originated in the Philippines, but it is now brewed in Spain. It is a light and refreshing lager with a slightly bitter taste, and it is often paired with spicy foods. Wills Rating: ** Comment: The only time I will order a San Miguel is when Cruzcampo is the alternative.
  5. Alhambra: Alhambra is a Granada-based beer that has been around since 1925. It is a full-bodied lager with a slightly sweet taste, and it is often paired with meat dishes. Will’s rating **** – The green bottle – one of the best mass produced beer Spain has to offer.
  6. Ambar: Ambar is a Zaragoza-based beer that has been brewed since 1900. It is a full-bodied lager with a slightly bitter taste, and it is often paired with grilled meats and vegetables. Will’s rating ** – I find Ambar a bit bland but inoffenseive.
  7. Moritz: Moritz is a Barcelona-based beer that has been around since 1856. It is a light and refreshing lager with a slightly sweet taste, and it is often paired with seafood dishes. Will’s rating: N/A Tried it once or twice but can’t remember what it’s like.
  8. Voll-Damm: Voll-Damm is a Barcelona-based beer that has been around since 1953. It is a full-bodied lager with a slightly bitter taste, and it is often paired with strong-flavored foods like cheese and charcuterie.
  9. Estrella Galicia: Estrella Galicia is a beer that originated in the Galicia region of Spain, but it is now brewed all over the country. It is a light and refreshing lager with a slightly bitter taste, and it is often paired with seafood dishes. – Will’s Rating **** – After a long day’s walk on the camino there are few better things in life than putting your feet up and getting on the outside of a few cold tercios (33cl) of
  10. Alhambra Reserva 1925: Alhambra Reserva 1925 is a premium version of the Alhambra beer, and it has been around since 1995. It is a full-bodied lager with a slightly sweet taste, and it is often paired with grilled meats and vegetables.



San Miguel

Estrella Levante

Estrella Damn

Estrella de Galicia

Alhambra

Maho
Mahou Clasico

Lesser known beers:

  1. Cervezas La Virgen is a Madrid-based craft brewery that has been around since 2011. They offer a wide range of beers, including a light and refreshing lager, a hoppy IPA, and a rich and malty brown ale.
  2. La Zaragozana: La Zaragozana is a Zaragoza-based brewery that has been around since 1900. They offer a range of beers, including a crisp and refreshing pilsner, a rich and malty amber ale, and a smooth and creamy stout.
  3. Laugar Brewery: Laugar Brewery is a Basque Country-based craft brewery that has been around since 2010. They offer a range of beers, including a fruity and hoppy IPA, a rich and malty porter, and a light and refreshing blonde ale.
  4. La Sagra: La Sagra is a Toledo-based brewery that has been around since 2011. They offer a range of beers, including a light and refreshing lager, a fruity and hoppy IPA, and a rich and malty bock.
  5. Cervezas La Cibeles: Cervezas La Cibeles is a Madrid-based craft brewery that has been around since 2010. They offer a range of beers, including a light and refreshing lager, a fruity and hoppy pale ale, and a rich and malty red ale.
  6. Nómada Brewing Company: Nómada Brewing Company is a Barcelona-based craft brewery that has been around since 2011. They offer a range of beers, including a crisp and refreshing pilsner, a fruity and hoppy IPA, and a rich and malty imperial stout.
  7. Dougall’s: Dougall’s is a Cantabria-based brewery that has been around since 2006. They offer a range of beers, including a light and refreshing lager, a fruity and hoppy IPA, and a rich and malty Scottish ale.
  8. Basqueland Brewing Project: Basqueland Brewing Project is a Basque Country-based craft brewery that has been around since 2016. They offer a range of beers, including a light and refreshing lager, a fruity and hoppy IPA, and a rich and malty brown ale.
  9. Edge Brewing Barcelona: Edge Brewing Barcelona is a Barcelona-based craft brewery that has been around since 2013. They offer a range of beers, including a crisp and refreshing pilsner, a fruity and hoppy IPA, and a rich and malty porter.
  10. Garage Beer Co.: Garage Beer Co. is a Barcelona-based craft brewery that has been around since 2015. They offer a range of beers, including a light and refreshing lager, a fruity and hoppy IPA, and a rich and malty imperial stout.

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