For too long the selection of beers on offer in bars throughout Madrid and Spain could be classed as sub-standard. But in recent years a quiet revolution has been taking place and the introduction of microbrewery and craft beer in Madrid and Spain has occurred. Certainly when it comes to enjoying some truly delicious beers these days you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when visiting Madrid. If you are not sure where to head to, then why not give some of the following places a try. ShMadrid has a few favorite locations for artisan beer.
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Fábrica Maravillas is a particular bar and it is situated only 5 minutes from Puerta del Sol. It is run by 7 Malasaña residents who are passionate about creating the finest beer they possibly can. The bar itself opened in late 2012 and has been voted as one of the best brewpubs in Spain. Here you can try out several different beers that have been brewed by Dave.
You’ll find this bar only a short walk or should I stumble from the one above. Irreale was the first craft beer bar to open in Madrid and has certainly become a firm favorite with beer connoisseurs. The beers here are created by Raul who not only speaks fluent English but has a beer blog. One great thing about this bar is that there is a small menu available to help soak up all that beautiful beer you are drinking.
El Pedal offers a quite low key affair and yet is also considered to be one of Madrid’s most trendy craft beer bars as well. It is the perfect place to while away a few hours on a cold evening and as for the summer enjoy time relaxing under the Japanese Acacia trees. In fact this is the only bar with a craft beer terrace in the whole of the city.
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La Tape is a relatively new bar to open offering craft beer to those who find it. A great deal of money has been spent of fitting this particular bar/restaurant out. But it is still a wonderful place to stop and enjoy a few glasses of cold beer on a warm/hot summers evening. Upstairs is the restaurant, whilst downstairs is the bar. What you’ll love about this bar is that there are 7 different kinds of craft beer for you to try. The lady serving you who speaks English is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the beer being served and is more than happy to recommend one if you’ve never tried artisan beer before.
Well I hope you’ve found this article of interest and enjoy trying out some of the many wonderful artisan and craft beers in Madrid and Spain now available. Just remember to drink wisely and savor every drink that you try.
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