Portuguese wines are appreciated worldwide. But also Portuguese beers can be drinking.Do you know Portuguese beers and which ones you can drink?
The beer history of Portugal
It was worth noting that beer consumption in Portugal was probably first mentioned in the 17th century, when a beer outlet in the old district of Conceição Nova was described in Lisbon.
The beer consumption increased and already in 1801 there were seven breweries in Porto.
A little later in 1834, the brewery «Fábrica da Cerveja da Trindade» was founded in the Rua Nova da Trindade in Lisbon, followed by other breweries. Between the breweries developed a corresponding competition.
At the end of the 19th century, Porto’s seven breweries joined together to form Companhia União Fabril Portuense, which remained in operation until 1977.
Through a merger with the Companhia Portuguesa de Cerveja and the União Cervejeira de Portugal. Unicer – the União Cervejeira, EP Similarly, the brewing companies based in Lisbon united in 1934 and formed the Sociedade Central de Cerveja, which was later integrated into the Centralcer, EP.
Local beer on Madeira and the Azores
In Madeira, Henry Price Miles founded the first brewery in 1872.
João Melo Abreu installed in 1892 the first brewery in the Azores. Both breweries are still in operation today.
Portuguese beer today
Today, the beer brands Sagres of the brewery group Central de Cerveja and Super Bock, produced by Unicer, dominate the Portuguese beer market.
Noteworthy, however, are other Portuguese beers such as Cristal, Cintra and Tagus.Portugal ranks seventh in the European beer export ranking. Approximately 18% of national beer production is exported.
Due to the manageable Portuguese beer brands, it is worthwhile to make a small foray through the beers. In order to reduce the alcohol consumption, the non-alcoholic beers can also be tried
From slightly sweet mixtures based on a cereal mix, there are also more bitter drinking benefits such as Tagus, which is based on pure malting barley and is produced without additives and preservatives.
Even without the international import of beer, Portugal has a good selection of tasty beers, which are in the majority strong.
Not to mention, of course, the alcohol and that Portuguese beers can cause a hangover!