Ten years ago in Barcelona, as a thirsty traveller, you'd be hard pressed to get a bottle of anything that wasn't Estrella Damm or San Miguel (ie. mass produced Spanish lagers) to refresh your tonsils. These days however Catalonia is going crazy for craft beer, with specialist "cerveserias" springing up around the city, regular beer festivals happening around the region, and independent breweries setting up shop in abandoned factories around Barcelona and beyond. All of which is great news for ale lovers! On this tour, designed to be fun for neophytes and connoisseurs alike, your guide is one of those Catalan brewers leading the revolution, Oriol Jauma Lara. In his expert company you'll take a tour of a microbrewery, and learn something about beer production, plus visit a total of three exciting craft beer bars, where you will taste several of Catalonia's new wave of brews. The price is €59 per person and includes a minimum of five beers, plus tapas. The experience takes place every Saturday at 17:30, and is limited to 10 people... so please do reserve early to avoid disappointment. Start by emailing Barcelona Life with the date you'd like to join and number of people.
Fantastic experience with Oriol. We learned A LOT about beer and tasted some great brews and discovered some great bars along the way. We kept going even after the tour was finished! Really great evening all in all.
reviewed by James S from United Kingdom on Nov.02.2015