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A Beer Drinker Moving to Portugal

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(@jordan_zimmerman)
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I know, I know - Portugal is about wine. Well, I prefer beer 🍺. Anyway - I just found this great article about beer in Portugal. Enjoy.

https://www.portugalist.com/portuguese-beer/

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I'm not really a beer drinker, apart from an occasional cold Sagres in summer! I have noticed that our local co-operative has a range of craft beers, so I think this is something that is becoming more popular. Also, Sagres and Super Bock seem to be branching out into more varieties than they used to have.

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Sorry but I do not able to believe the article you referred to as being 'great' was written by someone that knows anything about beer in Portugal, or has researched the subject.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_in_Portugal

Listed there are 17 major national brands from 11 major national breweries.

https://www.ratebeer.com/breweries/portugal/0/164/

in addition to the majors, listed there are nearly 200 independent micro breweries each producing and distributing on a more regionalised basis.

If that were not enough choice, there are any number of imported products, a lot from Spain because its close but also from as far away as Japan.  It would be unusual, for example, to find a Japanese restaurant without Sapporo and even my local supermarket sells Tiger beer from Singapore.

My local Indian restaurants all serve Cobra or Kingfisher from India amongst others and it would be a very poor Italian restaurant that couldn't offer me a Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

So, to say there are two brands of beer in Portugal is misleading and gives entirely the wrong impression about the country and the writer of the article.

 

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(@jordan_zimmerman)
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Now that I'm in Lisbon I'm seeing craft brew everywhere. I just had this. Very enjoyable, fruity, hoppy ale.

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(@carlm)
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And this is an exciting new development!

PAUSA beers brewed near Penela in Central Portugal - https://www.pausacentro.com/pausabrew

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Let's do it! This Friday the Man Cave will attempt to settle this perennial Portuguese debate. All welcome to join to join us on-screen, or in the comments; links to follow...

 

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Tonight! Bring beer!!

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