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Moritz, Barcelona’s original craft beer

04.04.18

Walking the streets of Barcelona, keeping an eye open for new trends in restaurants and bars that over recent years seem to appear with increasing frequency one thing becomes clear, Barcelona has without question embraced the craft beer culture that has taken North America and other European countries by storm. The range and variety is awe inspiring, from IPA to fruit flavoured, blond to stout, alcohol free to gastronomic varieties. Beer halls, gourmet restaurants and corner bars are all on board with the emergence of beer as the next big thing.

  • Moritz Beer Barcelona

     

    Before all this recent infatuation with beer Moritz has been quenching local thirst and lubricating social situations since 1856, with the Moritz ‘ground zero’ located at the Fàbrica Mortiz on Ronda Sant Antoni, the original home of Moritz since the very beginning which also accommodates the micro brewery and Beer Lab, as well as several gastronomic restaurants and bakery, part of the 2011 refurbishment of the historic buildings.

    When Louis Mortiz, company founder moved to Barcelona from Alsace in the 1800s he kicked off one of the defining traditions of the city, 'meeting for a beer', that survives in tact to the present day. The only difference is that nowadays there’s more choice than ever before, whether it be the Moritz range of Pilsner Extra, the Aigua de Moritz (0% alcohol) or Moritz Red IPA. Or the beers of other brands that have appeared over the years including Rosita, Carmen, Naper Bier, Cervezas Moska, Cerveza Espiga, all a variation on an ages old tradition that is on everyone’s lips again. Nowadays there’s even a Barcelona Beer Festival for the serious aficionados.

  • Moritz Beer Barcelona
  • Moritz Beer Barcelona

     

    For the as yet uninitiated in the world of beers however who may not be aware, beer is one of the oldest beverages in the world, during the Middle Ages in Europe it was one of the only reliable refreshments (because of the sterilisation involved with the brewing process). A beverage that today is more a beer culture than just a simple refreshment. It’s undoubtedly part of our DNA, the bonhomie laid-back moment in the day that means taking a break, being with friends, going out …. part of the thing that keeps us all sane.

  • Moritz Beer Barcelona
  • Moritz Beer Barcelona