Beer, Cider, & Sake

Notes from Spain

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Notes from Spain

LRS | Aug 20, 2007 05:49 PM

Just came from Spain and wanted to share my thoughts on Beer. Ok, BAD news first: There are no good beers in Madrid, and there are not Great beers in Spain, in general. You can buy imported great beers in the supermarket, though. Aside from that, there are some nice/drinkable regional beers. I will just list them, so if someone goes there, you can skip the torture of tasting lots of awful beer. The best one is from Galicia: "1906 Estrella de Galicia" (is has to be "1906", do not buy the regular Estrella de Galicia, which is pretty bad), the next one if from Zaragoza: “Zaragozana Export", then "Mezquita", "Alhambra Reserva-Especial", and then far behind "Voll damn-doble malta" and "Legado de Yuste". If anyone knows another worthy Spanish beer, share it, please. Meanwhile, I think one is better off drinking good affordable wine over there.

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