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Beer sellers: La Cerveteca, Barcelona

First published in Beers of the World, February 2009

La Cerveteca, Barcelona

Catalunya may be some way south of Europe’s “beer belt” and its Penedès vineyards may have a well-earned place in world wine guides, but this corner of the northern Mediterranean is also the heartland of Spain’s industrial revolution. In the mid-19th century, […]

Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze

Beer sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 5% Origin: Anderlecht, Brussel-Bruxelles, Belgium Website:

Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze

Cantillon, with its unforgivingly dry oude geuze, has a reputation as the most hypertraditional of the lambic breweries, but proprietors the Van Roy family have developed quite a repertoire of innovative variations on the traditional techniques. This special edition […]

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Beer sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 7.5% Origin: Regency Park, South Australia Website:

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

The historic Coopers brewery near Adelaide is known as the hypertraditional custodian of the unique style of Sparkling Ale, as well as several other old established beers. But in 1998 head brewer Tim Cooper decided to create […]

Left Hand Milk Stout

Beer sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 6% Origin: Longmont, Colorado, USA Website:

Left Hand Milk Stout

A typical US craft brewing success story in one of North America’s fine beer heartlands, Colorado, Left Hand first brewed commercially in 1994, on the initiative of home brewer Dick Doore and his old friend Eric Wallace. Its original […]

Hoepfner Kräusen

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009. Beer sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 5.1% Origin: Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Website:

Hoepfner Kräusen Krug

Hoepfner is an undersung family-owned independent founded in 1798 in Liedolsheim. It relocated to Karlsruhe in 1849 to take advantage of natural ice caves for lagering, and now claims […]

Agullons Bruno Pale Ale

Top Tastings 2008. A longer version was first published on facebook January 2009. Beer Sellers: Cerveteca

ABV: 4.5% Origin: Mediona, Barcelona, Catalunya Website:

Ales Agullons

I tasted this unpasteurised on draught at the Cerveteca in Barcelona. It’s from a tiny farmhouse brewery that at the time of tasting was very new but had […]