Malaga for craft beer enthusiasts
Malaga region in Andalusia, on the south coast of Spain, has been a tourist hot spot for decades. The regional capital Malaga, often overlooked by tourists heading straight to the beach resorts, is a charming city, in which it’s possible to combine a city holiday with a beach break. The main sights of the city highlight its long history, and during a half-day walking tour visitors can explore a Roman Theater, handsome Arab fortresses and stunning Baroque facades. When it comes to craft beer, Malaga, or Andalusia in general, is not a wonderland per se, but still, it’s possible to find some delicious local craft beers in Malaga, as well as some great craft beer pubs serving artisan beers from around Spain and abroad.
Microbreweries in Malaga
3Monos Craft Beer
3Monos Craft Beer is one of the oldest breweries in Malaga area, and has been producing artisan beers since 2015. Tres Monos means three monkeys, and the monkey and movie theme is clearly visible in the names and in the impressive label art of the beers. The small taproom of the brewery, in San Luis industrial area, close to Los Prados, is open on Fridays, and only a short walk away from Los Prados train station and bus stops.
In addition to the brewery taproom you can also find 3Monos beers in the craft beer pubs of Malaga downtown. Our favorite 3Monos beer was an APA called Monkey Business, a refreshing and light but nicely hoppy and fruity pale ale.
Also Bonvivant Beer was founded in 2015, and has grown to be a well-known craft beer brand in Malaga. Their factory is located in an industrial area called Guadalhorce, and right next to the brewery they have a taproom with a terrace restaurant. It’s not the easiest location to pop in, but if you have time, the brewery is definitely worth a visit.
Read more about our visit to Bonvivant Beer and about their artisan beers in Craft Beer in Malaga: Bonvivant Beer.
Diez Cabezas Brewing
Attik Brewing is a nomadic brewery based in Torremolinos, a resort town close to Malaga. This creative brewery does not have their own taproom (yet at least), but you’ll find their delicious beers in the craft beer pubs of Malaga. Read more about Attik and the founders of the brewery in a separate article – Craft beer in Malaga: Attik Brewing.
Craft beer pubs in Malaga
El Rincón de Cervecero
La Botica de la Cerveza
La Madriguera Craft Beer & Food
Central Beer Pub
The popular Arte&Sana craft beer pub has been re-branded, and is nowadays known as Birras Deluxe. This pub has been for a long-time a favorite for many beer drinkers in Malaga. There are 16 taps of Spanish and international, especially Belgian beers and a selection of up to 400 craft beers in bottles and cans.
In addition to these venues in Malaga that we have visited ourselves, there are a couple of more that we want to bring up here. Friends of Belgian beers may want to check out Cervecería Mapamundi 2011. This pub is specialized in Belgian style brews, but they do have a selection of other craft beers too. In Los Guindos area south from the city center, you’ll find a pub called Hop Scotch Craft Beer & Whisky, a popular venue for tasting craft beers from around the world, and whiskey too, as the name implies, since 2014.
Finally, if you are visiting the beaches of Torremolinos, the hometown of Attik Brewing, check out Twisters pub. This small venue is nothing fancy or trendy, but has a comfy corner pub feel and a decent selection of local craft beers, including brews by Attik Brewing.
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