Run by self-styled beer connoisseurs Carlos Rivera and Enrique Berlanga, Beers and Travels is exactly that – a shop that sells beers from around the world as well as tours of cities in countries famous for their beer, such as the Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium.
I’d spotted the shop on our cycle ride to L’Oceanarium the previous day. So we decided to pop in before we had lunch to take a closer look. It’s located handily between the Cathedral and the Torres de Serranos (one of the city’s 12 medieval gates) in Valencia’s old town.
Although essentially a shop rather than a bar, there are two beers available on tap and chilled bottles of beer available in the fridges by the entrance. So you can enjoy a drink while you also browse the shelves or book your next beer tour. I had one of the beers on tap – a 5% pale ale called “28” from the Caulier brewery in Belgium.
The shop also stocks a small selection of wine. Enrique kindly opened a bottle of Merlot so Tiff could have a small glass – unlike our visit to Birra and Blues earlier in the week, I was unable to persuade her to sample a beer.
The shop sells beers – mostly in bottles – from the UK, US, Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic and other hoppy hotspots. There is even a whole section dedicated to Valencia’s craft beer scene. Enrique told me that they have stocked over 5000 different beers since the shop opened in 2012.
Info: Beers and Travels is at Calle Serranos, 19 baj izq, 46003 Valencia, Spain.