Local brewery NAO has brought a gold and bronze medal back to Lanzarote after attending the Barcelona Beer Challenge fair.
Photo: NAO “Mucho” – www.naobeer.com
The Barcelona Beer Challenge (BBC) is an international competition which brings together beers from across the world to compete in various competitions, judged by a panel of beer experts. Awards are up for grabs for those that come top of their group.
The NAO brewery entered 2 of the categories and win a medal for both – a gold medal for NAO Mucho (winning best English IPA in the country), and a bronze medal for NAO Marinera (winning third best Blonde Ale.)
Located in an old fishing net workshop in the heart of Puerto Naos, Arrecife’s fishing port zone, Miguel Lasso brews Nao’s beers on the premises and opens a bar on three evenings a week (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
Nao make several beers, with several special editions popping up all the time. This, combined with a smart, attractive marketing design, has made them perhaps the most visible craft brewer on the island.
Among their beers is Capitán, an American Pale Ale; Mucho is an IPA, while Hoppyness is a lager whose name speaks for itself. Then there’s Black Patrón, a black IPA, and a range of other fascinating brews.
Nao has also pioneered links with other craft brewers, including Mondo Brewers in London; and has produced Marseia, a unique beer made with Lanzarote malvasia grapes from Bodegas Vulcano.
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