Palma Beer Diary – 2018

Day 3 – Wednesday

A leisurely coffee in the bar on the corner of the Born. They have no ensaimadas, so I make do with a croissant. A meandering stroll to the bus stop and I arrive at the airport in good time.

In the departure lounge, I’m really thirsty and look at all the people drinking cold beer at the Warsteiner stall, but it’s too early for beer and there’s no seats anyway. I go to a deli opposite and pick up a small bottle of Fanta Orange priced at €4.50, gaze at it for a while and then notice a 440ml can of San Miguel for €4. There’s really no choice, is there?

So to recap, what were my favourite beers? Well, I particularly enjoyed Galilea Red Ale from Cas Cerveser, Blat from Beer Lovers and Paul Amber Ale and Es Blat i S’ordi from Forastera’s, but my Champion Beer was Bram from Beer Lovers. It’s an amber ale which comes in at a satisfying 5.5%. It is made with Pale Ale, Caraamber, Caramunich and Carared malts and Herkules and Celeia hops. To quote from their website, “a full-bodied beer with delicate caramel notes. It is balanced more towards the malts than the hops.” Highly recommended!

My friend Gabriel Goya pouring me a drink at Beer Lovers

Breweries:

Most of the breweries have a bar and some, a visitor’s centre. You can find the beers all over the island, but especially in Palma

Beer Lovers
Carrer de la Cisterna 7,
Alcúdia
Tel: 678 399 058
www.beerloversmallorca.com

Cas Cerveser
Carrer des Sol 27,
Puigpunyent
Tel: 666 867 744
www.cascerveser.com

Forastera
Av. Constitució 34,
Alaró
Tel: 633 728 897
http://www.forastera.es

Ralf
Carrer Antoni Monjo s/n,
Maria de la Salut
Tel: 660 804 755
www.cervezaralf.com

Toutatis
07140 Cas Canar,
Sencelles
Tel: 649 412 338
www.toutatis.es

Restaurants:

Gaudeix
Calle Can Sales 2,
Palma
Tel: 871 231 024
www.gaudeixpalma.com

Jaime III
Passeig de Mallorca 14B,
Palma
Tel: 971 495 976
www.hmjaimeiii.com

Mercat 1930
Avinguda de Gabriel Roca 33,
Palma
Tel: 669 787 804
http://www.mercat1930.com