La Buena Cerveza, all things beer in Madrid

La Buena Cerveza

My first encounter with beer was many years ago (well, not too many). When I was a child in Madrid, I used to go to the bar with my dad to watch football and spend the afternoon together. My father, an Englishman with a Spanish family, always said that I should get used to beer as soon as possible so I’d appreciate it better. To help me along, he would always pass me his glass and look away so that I could take a few sips, feeling like I was doing something wrong.

La Buena Cerveza by Naked Madrid

A few weeks ago, I was running late to meet up with friends at Mercado de San Antonwhen a little sign caught my attention: talleres de elaboración de cerveza” (or in English, homemade beer workshop). Once again, as if I were a little boy, the feeling of doing something wrong popped into my head. My friends will have to wait, cause I’m going in!

La Buena Cerveza

Once I got through La Buena Cerveza‘s door, I found Nacho across the shop, a Madrileño from Vallecas (a south-east neighbourhood of Madrid). As we started talking, he kindly offered me a cold La Cibeles stout–a Spanish craft beer from Madrid. As we drank, he told me he had always dreamt of opening a beer shop in the center of Madrid. In his dream shop, a customer could find not only 1,000 different kinds of beer , but also a place to taste and experience the deeply cherished beverage.

La Buena Cerveza

At La Buena Cerveza, feel free to ask the owners to open up a beer for you from the fridge. Though it’s not a bar, you’re welcome to buy a beer and drink it there (for tasting purposes, obviously!)

La Buena Cerveza

Nacho and Manuel (brothers and co-founders of La Buena Cerveza) organize  beer tastings every two weeks. They cost 15€ and include at least 5 different beers. Here you’ll also find the reason why I first came in. For a reasonable price of 85€, you can see yourself making your own beer in a seven-hour workshop. And if that’s not enough, you can even make beer at your own home, and have them store it for you in the right conditions until it’s good enough to drink!

La Buena Cerveza

If you’re interested in going to the tasting but aren’t comfortable with your Spanish just yet, get in touch with us and we can help out!

Address: c/ Pelayo 5
Metro: Chueca or Gran Vía
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20 Comments

  • April 22, 2014

    petexner

    I´ve been there last summer! Awesome beer place in non-beer country. Some of the spanish craft beers are really awesome!

    • April 22, 2014

      James Leahu

      I couldn’t agree with you more… So glad you liked it! We’re going to be writing about lots of places to get craft beers in Madrid, the city seems to be having a major beer trend right now. Good thing!

  • April 22, 2014

    petexner

    I´ve been there last summer! Awesome beer place in non-beer country. Some of the spanish craft beers are really awesome!

    • April 22, 2014

      James Leahu

      I couldn’t agree with you more… So glad you liked it! We’re going to be writing about lots of places to get craft beers in Madrid, the city seems to be having a major beer trend right now. Good thing!

  • April 22, 2014

    petexner

    Reblogged this on Czech Beer Blog and commented:
    Probably my the most favorite place in Madrid! Great selection of craft beers (even from Spain!), nice people, cozy place in an interesting city neighborhood. I´ve bought some of Spanish IPAs, lagers and even some Papaya Ale and had a wonderful evening tasting them. Must go and see.

  • April 22, 2014

    petexner

    Reblogged this on Czech Beer Blog and commented:
    Probably my the most favorite place in Madrid! Great selection of craft beers (even from Spain!), nice people, cozy place in an interesting city neighborhood. I´ve bought some of Spanish IPAs, lagers and even some Papaya Ale and had a wonderful evening tasting them. Must go and see.

  • April 23, 2014

    Broken Needle

    Craft beer is the LAW! I love all the IPA’s from Naparbier, highly recommended!

  • April 23, 2014

    Broken Needle

    Craft beer is the LAW! I love all the IPA’s from Naparbier, highly recommended!

  • April 23, 2014

    La Buena Cerveza

    Thanks James,
    is a pleasure to share the passion for craft beer with people like you, in La Buena Cerveza will always receive you with open arms and a cold beer.
    Anyone who wants to know the Spanish craft beer in a good environment are welcome in our store.
    Cheers and good beer!!

    La Buena Cerveza – The real ALE store

  • April 23, 2014

    La Buena Cerveza

    Thanks James,
    is a pleasure to share the passion for craft beer with people like you, in La Buena Cerveza will always receive you with open arms and a cold beer.
    Anyone who wants to know the Spanish craft beer in a good environment are welcome in our store.
    Cheers and good beer!!

    La Buena Cerveza – The real ALE store

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  • April 24, 2014

    James Leahu

    …and the law must be followed…!!!!!

  • April 24, 2014

    James Leahu

    …and the law must be followed…!!!!!

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