Craft Beer: Barcelona

Photo: Federico Giampieri via Unsplash.
Photo: Federico Giampieri via Unsplash.

Barcelona is well known for its Mediterranean heat during the summer, yes. But now it’s also known for it’s craft beer. So I created a route for extinguishing your craft beer thirst at some cool pubs/restaurants/breweries during Barcelona’s roasting hot summer… (and its lovely autumn, and very mild winter too!)

Being tastes so diverse I always struggle to recommend my friends the perfect brew for them, so I believe tasting is the best way to discover your favorite kind of beer. Another thing I recommend when going to these places is: always ask for the beer of the bar, how cool it is to drink a beer brewed in the bar!?

Edited by Arturo Tortolero and illustrated by Juan Daniel González.

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1. Chivúo’s

It’s a slow food style restaurant with a great selection of craft beers that pair SO well with their amazing sandwiches. They offer everything from philly cheese steak sandwiches to tuna melts and, my favourite, pulled pork sandwiches. Try it, you won’t regret it.

Photo via Facebook.
Beer and bocadillos, that’s Chivuo’s especialties. | Photo via Chivuo’s FB.

2. Garage Beer Co

Cozy brewpub with special details everywhere you look. They have their own glassware, their own beer and an interesting selection of guest beers.

Photo via Facebook.
Neat! | Photo via Garage’s FB.

3. Bier Cab

30 beer on tab simultaneously with an extensive (really extensive) beer menu where you can find lots of Spanish and Catalan beers. The place is really beautiful and you can also see on their TV screens when and which new keg is being tapped.

Photo via Facebook.
Look at all those tabs! | Photo via Beer Cab’s FB.

4. Brewdog

If you are a BrewDog fan you’ll be glad to know they recently opened their first pub in Spain with their beers on tap (as well as bottled) and some guest beers, too.

Photo via Brewdog Barcelona's Facebook.
What’s not to like? | Photo via Brewdog Barcelona’s FB.

5. Kaelderkold

Cool bar where they have 15 taps sorted into 3 groups according to their specific temperature needs. The selection includes Imperial Ipa, Black Ale, Trippelbock and Premium Lagers. Spoiled beers, I know.

Photo via Kaeldercold's FB.
So many beer, so little time. | Photo via Kaeldercold’s FB.

6. Blacklab

Huge brewpub/restaurant serving american-asian fusion cusine made with local products. They also have a large terrace where to enjoy some of their own brews. Every Saturday starting 22h30 they have live music #BlackLabMusic and during the weekend brunch from 10 to 16h.

Great space, ambience and beer. Photo via Black Dog's FB.
Great space, ambience and beer. | Photo via Black Dog’s FB.

7. Edge Brewing

Edge Brewing was founded by two Americans that -as they say- were eager to join the craft beer revolution in Europe an ended up opening their own place in Poblenou in 2013. This American brewery opens it’s doors on Saturdays to offer their beers in their tap room. The tour is 15€ including a beer tasting (4 half pints + 1 pint). Bring cash!

"Located in the Poblenou neighborhood and is where we spread our passion for unique, flavorful and freshly brewed beer". | Photo via Edge's FB.
“Located in the Poblenou neighborhood and is where we spread our passion for unique, flavorful and freshly brewed beer”. | Photo via Edge’s FB.

Thirsty much? I know I am.

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1, 2 & 3. Photos of Barcelona by Ana Laya.

4. Photo taken from Beer Cab website.


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