THE finest beers on the planet are Spanish.
That is the conclusion of the British-run World Beer Problem the place the most effective brews are ranked in line with kind.
Of the 355 drinks assessed, simply 20 had been awarded a gold medal, with Spain dominating the checklist by scooping 13 of the coveted awards.
And of the seven beers to get the highest rating of 100 factors, six had been Spanish, with just one German brew breaking the Spanish monopoly.
Within the 2020 version of the awards, held in Estoril, Portugal, beers from all around the world had been judged.
Spain’s top-scoring beers – all with 100 factors – had been: 1906 Reserva Especial, by Hijos de Rivera (higher generally known as La Estrella de Galicia), whose 1906 Pink Classic and 1906 Black Coupage additionally bought prime marks. The date refers back to the 12 months the brewery was arrange.
The opposite three 100-point scoring brews had been from Mahou San Miguel – Manila de San Miguel, San Miguel Radler and Selecta de San Miguel.
Mahou, based in 1890, has an HQ in Madrid and purchased 70% of the San Miguel enterprise in 2000. It additionally owns the Alhambra model. San Miguel was based within the Philippines, additionally in 1890, and opened a Spanish arm to its enterprise in 1947. It’s nonetheless headquartered in Malaga.
Spanish beers additionally received 12 of the 31 silver medals awarded.