Different, natural and proximityHOW WE BREW OUR BEERS

You will recognise them by their fruity and herbal notes, and their freshness.

BREWING PROCESS

We take care of the whole process. Every step is important.

MILLING

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Malted barley is germinated malt that has been dried or toasted. Milling crushes the grain ready for mashing.

MASHING

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Water is 95% of a beer. This is why we ensure the quality of water by decalcification, dechlorination, and osmosis processes. In the maceration es realitza una infusió al voltant dels 65ºC durant aproximadament una hora i mitja de l’aigua i el malt d’ordi per tal d’extreure el sucre contingut en aquest, obtenint un most dolç.

BOILING

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From all these previous processes, we obtain wort. And this is boiled for around 90 minutes. At this point, we add the hops. To be more precise, we add the flower of this climbing plant, which is the responsible for the bitterness and the fruity and citric aromas what we finally find in our beers.

FERMENTATION

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The wort is transferred into the fermentator at 24ºC. We add the yeast, the living organism in charge of carrying out the fermentation, which transform the sugars into alcohol and CO2. This process can last from one to two weeks.

CONDITIONING

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Once the fermentation has finished, comes a cold maturation process in which the green beer is kept for around two weeks between 0 and 2 degrees. Here is where the flavours and aromas are clarified and matured.

BOTTLING

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Finally comes the bottling so as to distribute the beers.

01. THOUGHT THE RECIPE

Devising the beers we want to drink, paying attention to every single detail.

02. WITH PERSONALITY

Printing an identity to the beer we craft to make it stand out, unique, memorable.

03. OWN CHARACTER

Discovering the different strengths from the hops, during their boiling and dry hopping is our brewing signature.

04. ELIXIR VITAE

Our leading beers, those who are always there, and we are improving, and which include the main styles of craft beer.

05. ESPIGA GEEKS

Surprises in the shape of beer. The styles you are looking for and the innovations we dream of.

06. FEAT BEERS

Collaborating with old and new mates is a key piece to keep growing in the craft beer sector.