Raise a Glass to These Exceptional Spanish Beers
Central Market offers a selection of Spanish beers noted for their drinkability and compatibility with food. We like them for everyday drinking, but they’re especially suited to a Spanish-themed celebration. So when you’re browsing the Wine & Beer department, be on the lookout for these top-notch Spanish brews.
Estrella Damm Lager. This award-winning premium pale lager has been brewed since 1876 by the independent brewery known for its creativity (more on that in the next paragraph). Estrella Damm is known as the Beer of Barcelona.
Estrella Damm INEDIT. This beer is so elegant, all it needs is a strand of pearls. INEDIT has received a lot of attention because of its claim to be the premier beer to pair with exquisite and challenging foods, such as those containing citrus and oils, e.g., salads, vinegar-based sauces, bitter notes, salmon, tuna, and cheeses. INEDIT was crafted by the acclaimed chef Ferran Adria, Juli Soler, and sommeliers Ferran Gentelles and David Seljas from the three Michelin-starred elBulli restaurant. It’s a skillfully brewed blend of lager and wheat beer styles using a combination of barley malt, hops, coriander, orange peel, yeast, and water. This is a beer to savor, thanks to its creamy texture with soft, full body and long finish. Serve it chilled in a white wine glass.
Alhambra Especial. We love this deep gold lager because it’s perfect for our hot Texas weather and pairs well with Spanish chorizo or paella, thanks to its fresh, fruity flavor with a touch of honeyed malt. We are the first to bring this beer to Texas during Passport Spain.