The best beer in the world is Catalan. Yes, you heard us right! Cap d’Ona has just won first place in the World Beer Challenge with its wood-aged imperial stout winning the judges over and being awarded a fantastic 100/100.
It’s summer and the sun is shining brightly over the city of Barcelona. This means that your city break, lunch with friends or business trip lunch is not complete without a cold beer. And to help us choose the best one to cool us down and refresh our palates is this prestigious yearly competition that selects and ranks the very best lagers and ales from around the world.
So let us tell you more about the now world-renowned Cap d’Ona!
The Brewery of the Best Beer in the World
This beer is brewed in Argelès-sur-Mer, a small town in the region known as Catalunya Nord. This Catalan-speaking region in the south of France, was ceded to the French by Spain in the mid 17th century with the signing of the Treaty of the Pyrenees.
When you get your hands on this celebrated beer, notice the famous red and yellow stripes of the Catalan flag on its bottle and its slogan “La cervesa dels països Catalans ” – Beer from Catalan Country.
The Cap d’Ona brewery, named the best in France, first began producing beers in 1998. A total of 21 of its beers – ranging from blonde and amber ales to beers brewed with traditional Catalan flavours – received awards at this year’s World Beer Challenge.
Where to buy the best beer in the world
You’ll be delighted to know that the brewery of the best beer in the world is open to the public for tours and is just over two hours’ drive from Barcelona. Don’t miss the chance to delve into the various phases of production and to try a range of these wonderful tipples.
However, if you don’t have time for a day trip across the border to France, we’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured the city to find where you can get the best beer in the world in Barcelona! Although the wood-aged stout is difficult to find, Cap d’Ona beers are sold in several places throughout the city.
Restaurant Can Ramon, Diputació 218, serves roast chicken and a range of other traditional Catalan dishes alongside Cap d’Ona beers. Drop in to this low-key local restaurant to try a glass of this traditional Catalan tipple whilst rubbing shoulders with locals.
The All Vegan restaurant and shop, a stone’s throw away from Barcelona’s famous Boqueria market, also stocks Cap d’Ona beers. Located on Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 24, here you’ll find a range of plant-based dishes and sweet treats at affordable prices.
However, if you’d like to try these fantastic beers without leaving your apartment, why not order online? On the website privateceller.es, you can find two of Cap d’Ona’s celebrated beers. Despite not stocking the best beer in the world, find 75cl bottles of the brewery’s famous blonde ale and amber ale priced at €6.95 each. What’s more, the site also offers international delivery, so you can get it delivered straight to your doorstep to await your return home.
Another place where you can find these Catalan beers is in Palafrugell, a small municipality in the province of Girona and only 1 hour 30 minutes drive from the city of Barcelona. Drop in to Vins i Licors Grau where Cap d’Ona beers are currently in stock, then head to the beautiful coastal town of Calella to soak up the sun and enjoy the sea breeze.
What’s more, the shop also has an online store – http://www.grauonline.eu – that sells a variety of Cap d’Ona beers, including the best beer in the world! The premium imperial stout is available for €15. The site also has boasts a range of gift packs with combinations of pale ales, stouts, blondes and ambers. The perfect souvenir to take home after your stay in Barcelona!
We’re sure that as the word spreads, these world-renowned beers will become more available throughout the city. Let us know if you find anywhere else in Barcelona selling the best beer in the world! Cheers!