It is finally happening. The weather is finally cooperating, the sun is staying out longer and it is beginning to warm up!! Now is the time we begin to apprectiate a nice, cold, quality beer.
If you happen to be looking for a beer with just a little something more, something which steers clear of the flavors typically found in the beers served in Madrid such as Mahou, Cruz Campo or San Miguel, then try these local spots for artisanal beers. They offer more beer than you can try in a single night and some offer outdoor seating so you can start to enjoy this warm weather.
Introducing: Naturbier, La Casa de Cerveza and El Pedal
Naturbier is a unique mircrobrewery found in Madrid’s Center. They offer beers with smooth, grapefruity hops that match the warm tones of the rustic yellow bar in which its served. Check it out and be sure not to miss the basement cellar where you can catch a sporting event on their TV screens and also serve yourself from your own table TAP!
Plaza de Santa Ana, 9
Metro: Sol (L1, L2, L3)
La Casa de Cerveza
Offering over 100 International beers, it is certain that you will be trying a new beer at La Casa de Cerveza. Inside the dark, wooden lodge with antique beer paraphernalia, is an exhaustive beer menu featuring beers from Brasil, Cuba, Japan, Peru and Russia to name a few. Also, those hard to find Belgian fruit beers are available at La Casa de Cerveza. Additionally, La Casa de Cerveza offers food items on their menu and a large flatscreen TV for possible sport viewing.
La Casa de Cerveza
Calle Luchana, 15
Metro: Bilbao (L1)
El Pedal is a perfectly laid back place to have a beer in Lavapíes. The bicycle themed bar features over 100 beers, including artesinals and imports. Even local craft beers can be found here such as Madrid´s Cibeles beers or your American favorites like Anchor Beers, Brooklyn Beers or Sam Adams. The staff at El Pedal is extremely helpful, assisting with your decision to find the right beer for you depending on your tastes. Beer enthustiants and the like, will enjoy the outdoor or indoor seating, along with a specialty chosen beer for sipping and perhaps something off the small but delicious and cheap menu for that perfect afternoon.
Calle Argumosa, 33
Metro: Lavapíes (L3)