Untasted beer festival comes to Barcelona in February
Celebration of local and international craft brews will be held in Estació de França train station between February 11-13
The celebration of craft beer in Catalonia continues with the arrival of the Untasted beer festival in Barcelona.
Thirsty visitors will be able to avail of a range of local and international craft brews in the Estació de França train station between February 11-13.
After the success of the Barcelona Beer Festival’s return to La Farga in December, Catalans will be able to enjoy plenty more creative and innovative beverages at Untasted.
Along with a great selection of beers, there will also be various food stalls present, as well as live music.
Craft beer in Catalonia
Catalonia’s craft beer scene is booming. The industry has seen exponential growth in practically all metrics for over a decade, save for the slight bump due to the pandemic.
Across Catalonia, there are over 100 craft breweries, which make around 1,000 different beers. Before the pandemic hit, there were precisely 117 brewhouses, while the health crisis lowered this figure to 107.
2019 saw more than 5 million litres of craft brew produced in Catalonia. The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic saw this drop to just over 3.5 million litres, but the long-term trend is clear, Catalonia is making and drinking more and more craft beer each year.
In 2012, fewer than 40 breweries existed here and together they brewed only around 790,000 litres of beer. Just five years earlier, there weren’t even ten craft breweries in Catalonia.
To find out more about Catalonia’s booming craft beer scene, listen to our podcast on the industry from December, including trips to the Barcelona Beer Festival as well as the Montseny brewery.