Craft beer from Cadiz, the new healthy trend for next summer
If you travel southwards and want to engage in healthy tourism, think about pairing your tapas with products made from healthy, natural and top-quality ingredients
In addition to a bit of refreshment and enjoying intense flavours and aromas, you can benefit from the many health benefits of malt and natural hops.
23 April 2019. Increasing numbers of people are opting for healthy tourism that allows them to return from their holidays in great shape. If that is your new way of enjoying your days off and you’re planning a getaway southwards, replace the traditional beer with the consumption of a product like craft beer that is completely natural and, when drunk in moderation, very healthy. If you spend your summer holidays in Cádiz, you’re in luck because in recent years several top-quality brands with unmistakable flavours have emerged, which will allow you to pair your tapas with subtle aromas and flavours.
If you like German-style beer, try any of the six styles brewed by Volaera, a brand that works with all-natural German malts and American hops; this brand uses double fermentation (the second fermentation in the bottle); it does not use any chemicals or filtering; and the product’s lack of pasteurising means that the remaining yeast ages the beer in the same way commonly seen in wines. Their recipes follow the famous German Purity Law of 1516.
If, on the other hand, you prefer your beer in more of a Belgian style, order one of the two types of craft beer brewed by La Piñonera (a special wheat beer and a strong ale). Its personality is obtained by using traditional methods and applying an intense creative spirit that can extract the best from 100% natural malts and hops. It’s also a prizewinning beer, since La Piñorera Strong Ale won the “I Southern Andalusia Craft Beer Award 2015″ and the “Best Beer at the I Chiclana Craft Beer Festival 2017”.
Finally, if you want to sample an authentic organic beer, order one of the three varieties offered by Besaro (pale ale, Irish red and stout). This beer is made in Vejer de la Frontera and one of its features is that it is produced from water from the Santa Lucía spring. You’ll love them!
Benefits of craft beer
Most craft beers use malts and hops in their production – two ingredients that are full of health benefits:
- Malt is a very nutritious food, a digestive and contains a lot of fibre, so it promotes the regulation of intestinal transit. It also helps to reduce cholesterol, has detox properties, provides plenty of minerals and gives you a dose of energy.
- Conversely, hops calm anxiety and have a relaxing effect thanks to their capacity to ease tensions. They also contribute to improving sleep disorders.
Why a local beer?
More and more people are opting for culinary tourism that combines the possibility of getting to know beautiful places with sampling local specialities. And this sort of tasting includes traditional dishes, local wines and, more recently, craft beers such as those that have proliferated in Cadiz over the last few years. So, if you get away to the south this summer, take the opportunity to try them.
Where to sample craft beers in Cadiz
Any of the three brands mentioned above, Volaera, La Piñonera and Besaro, are available in the hotels that Fuerte Group Hotels chain runs in Conil de la Frontera (Cádiz), both in the Noble Bars at Fuerte Conil Costa Luz, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, while enjoying its privileged location on the spectacular La Fontanilla beach, as well as on the rooftop of Costa Conil, a fantastic spot due to its views and its beautiful infinity pool. If you get away to the south this summer, try out healthy tourism by drinking craft beer from Cádiz.