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Real ale in Andalucía goes and comes ... PDF
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 00:00
 

We were going to spend the day in Seville last Sunday so I decided to check out La Fábrica, the real ale pub there. I checked the website for its location. Right opposite the bus station in Plaza de Armas. That should be easy to find, I thought.

We got there and looked around. No sign of it, so I asked in another bar.

La Fábrica? Oh, it shut down about 18 months ago. It’s now called Los Olivos, just over there.

Disappointed, we went there anyway, as the thermometer was hitting 40 degrees and we were hot and thirsty. It’s just an ordinary bar now, but at least it had Mahou on draft, my favourite of the Spanish lagers.

My disappointment at the disappearance of one of the few real ale outlets in Andalucía was tempered, however, when I learned yesterday on Facebook that the Bar Allioli in Jimera de Líbar, just down the road from here, has launched its own real beer, Allioli Weisse Bier (sic), a German-style wheat beer.

Brewed by the FCK (Fábrica de Cerveza Kettal) brewery near Cádiz - see www.fabricadecervezakettal.com - I can’t wait to try it. I shall be heading down there at the first opportunity to check it out.

Well done, Paul and Synnøve Darwent, for being enterprising!

And today is my birthday, so I get to choose what we do. We're off to the Costa de la Luz, so I think we might just end up popping into FCK. Hope they haven't shut down too!

© Paul Whitelock

See also:

Real ale in Spain? – Almost...

Real Ale in Andalucía – update

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0 #3 2012-01-14 21:50
We are now stocking IPA, Red ale and a double malt in bottles. All brewed at Kettal Brewery. As well as our Vikingo Rojo draught red beer. All at Bar Allioli, Estacion Jimera de Libar.
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0 #2 2011-11-25 18:49
As the Summer has been and gone we have stopped the Weisse and switched over to a copper coloured ale, slightly bittter but incredibly quaffable. Due to our Scandi connection we have called it Vikingo Rojo (Red Viking). Coming in December a Xmas Brew from Kettal Brewery Porter with hints of Orange and cinnamon cant wait!
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0 #1 2011-05-18 15:21
Hi Paul,

thanks very much for the mention. Don't worry we're definitely still here, open and brewing regularly. Let us know when you pop in and you can sample our other ales. We'll show you around the brew house too if you like. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers!

Ben
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Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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