Why is the beer so good in Madrud?

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  • #57534
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    Wherever you go in Madrid (where I spend a lot of time these days), even in train stations and airports, the cañas are just fantastic. Cold and creamy. In Barcelona, on the other hand, the beer pretty much stinks everywhere. Why?

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    Seems like you posted just after doing your research! 😉 (Madrud)

    Maybe just a question of a different brewery supplying the beer – Mahou is big in Madrid although there are others. Also the water quality is a lot better in Madrid than in Barcelona, so if the beer is brewed there…

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    In Barcelona, the only decent beer I have found is in Irish pubs where they understand that the ‘beer lines’ have to be cleaned, which eliminates most of the pubs in the tourist areas. I like Michael Collins, near Sagrada Familia, but it is a bit expensive and draws a large hipster crowd in the evenings. But they do serve a proper beer.

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    @garysfbcn wrote:

    In Barcelona, the only decent beer I have found is in Irish pubs where they understand that the ‘beer lines’ have to be cleaned, which eliminates most of the pubs in the tourist areas. I like Michael Collins, near Sagrada Familia, but it is a bit expensive and draws a large hipster crowd in the evenings. But they do serve a proper beer.

    That goes for espresso machines too. If you don’t clean them well they built up residue that makes the coffe taste like crap after a while.

  • #117281
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    Mahou (especially 5 estrellas) is a very good beer considering it is aimed at such a wide market.

    Also Cruzcampo seems to taste better when poured from a tap than it does in a can.

    There’s a Catalan brewery called Rosita (http://www.rosita.cat/) that does good bottled beers and also another artisan brewery called Cibeles (http://cervezaslacibeles.com/) that has started in Madrid. It seems to be something that’s becoming more popular in Spain. It would be good if they held a few more local beer festivals in Madrid though.

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