Showing posts from February, 2017

The price of beer...

Première of Arriaca's cans at the Barcelona Beer Festival 2016. A year ago, Arriaca surprised us all with the launch of their beer in cans . Rubia, IPA and Vikingathor - a Boris Brew beer now made by San Frutos - were presented as the first canned Spanish craft beers, and gained much attention and praise: for the format, of course, but also for its quality. Nevertheless, I am bewildered to observe that the thing that seemed to me most revolutionary about it has been overlooked by most comments even one year later. "The price of our beer is increasingly lower, even when it gives more likes and visits to say the opposite "

Barcelona Beer Challenge 2017

For one more year, the Barcelona Beer Challenge has held its evaluation weekend in the taproom of Edge Brewing, in the Poblenou neighbourhood. This is the second edition of the contest, which has experienced a 51% growth in terms of participation compared to 2016, with 756 beers from a total of 203 breweries : ' a huge success ', says Àngel Tarriño, director of the contest. The most optimistic estimates foresaw an increase of about 20%. One can therefore take for granted a good competition to reach the individual awards of the different categories, and a tough battle to win the prize for best brewery, obtained by  Cervesa Montseny  last year, and best new brewery. "The result of the contest will be presented on Saturday March 25th, at the Barcelona Beer Festival 2017"