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Estrella Damm, brewed in Barcelona with Mediterranean ingredients since 1876.
More than 140 years ago, a young August K. Damm and his wife Melanie emigrated from Alsace to escape the Franco-Prussian war. Their journey took them to Barcelona, where they fulfilled their dreams of doing what they did best: brewing beer. In 1876 they established their own brewery, having crafted and perfected a distinctive beer which was suitable for warmer climates and was very different from existing central European beers: The Mediterranean lager.
Today, Estrella Damm is still brewed using the original 1876 recipe, with 100% natural ingredients: barley, hops and rice. The quality of its ingredients is of the utmost importance and the company works closely with the local farmers who grow the barley. It also have its own malthouse, close to the growing fields, where it produces the finest quality malt which Estrella’s Brewermasters demand. Using rice from the Ebro delta gives the beer a refreshing palate, making it a great fit for the Mediterranean climate.
Two further things that make Estrella Damm unique are its own yeast, which is the same that has been used for 140 years, and also patience, as it takes a minimum of three weeks to complete the fermentation and conditioning process of Estrella Damm.
Finally, in its relentless search for quality, Estrella Damm has not only kept its traditional brown bottle, but have made it darker, which provides 30% more protection against harmful light than standard brown bottles and ensures that you can enjoy the true, pure Mediterranean taste of Estrella Damm.
Read about Jorge Vallejo, the winner of the Estrella Damm Chefs' Choice Award 2022