BierKraft, Sevilla

When the bartender totaled up my purchases, he nodded with appreciation. Buenas elecciones! So proud, I felt, after a fun evening sipping from the selection of draft craft beers at BierKraft in the heart of Sevilla.

We had visited before, stopping in the afternoon with our dogs, for a respite during our regular ventures into Spain to visit friends further south in Andalusia. For this visit, we spent the night in the centro, and I wanted to take full advantage of our evening–so BierKraft was a major highlight on our itinerary.

With a range of draft beers from around Spain, Europe, and elsewhere, BierKraft is the place to go for a well-curated experience in cerveza artesanal. They also stock many singles to take home, allowing you to taste all around Spain while staying firmly in one of my favorite cities.

For my flight, I chose one from France, the Vendages Blonde with Sauvignon Blanc, which was sour on the palate with a bit of funk. Intriguing, but I couldn’t handle much more than the imperial.

The next three took me around Spain. From Sevilla, the Aurantium Saison from Morgal was full of perfume, plus apricots, then going into bitters with a touch of honey on the palate.

From Cantabria, the DougAlls IPA 9 showed aromas of guava and grapefruit, tasting of the same, but with a bit of funk just to balance it out. Almost creamy on the finish.

Finally, from Huelva, the Ruben’s Helles. With yeasty aromas true to form, and smooth echoes of fruity flavors, it was mild and went best with the delicious pile of nachos we ordered to snack on. We also tried a sampler with bacon-wrapped jalepeños, gyozas, and croquetas. Tasted good all around!

The dog-friendly patio sits under the shade, and of course grows cool in the evening when the afternoon nap ends and real life begins. BierKraft’s a great place to find great craft in Sevilla.

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