Fundació Alícia, 20 November 2023
Al teu Gust, Aliments del Pallars of the City Council of Tremp organises the Innovation Workshops for hotel and catering professionals of El Pallars at Fundació Alícia: it consists of a series of workshops applied to different themes both in the kitchen and in the dining room and help innovation and dynamisation of this sector.
Within this framework, Fundació Alícia (the prestigious and internationally recognised centre with a social vocation, dedicated to technological innovation in cuisine, to the improvement of eating habits and to the valuation of agri-food heritage) has worked with Beer Events to organise a workshop with tasting on craft beer: we have explained the values that Catalan breweries provide, we have reviewed good practices in the hotel and catering industry with the purchase, presentation and service of the product and we have answered many questions from the popular imagination plus those that have arisen from the hotel and catering professionals themselves. There was also a brief introduction to gastronomic pairing with craft beer and a good debate was opened.
We presented and tasted five beers from five Catalan mountain breweries, all of them projects of great quality and contribution to the territory, such as El Gall Negre from Arsèguel with its MÄRZEN, CTretze from La Pobla de Segur with the Brown Ale OBAGA, Refu Birreria from Bossòst with the IPA 20 MINUTOS, Poch’s from Castellfollit de la Roca with the Belgian Dark Strong Ale BRUNA DEL PIRINEU, and La Calavera from St. Joan de les Abadesses with the BRETTERNITY, Sour Grape Saison aged in white wine barrel.
The working atmosphere generated in the Fundació Alícia space, the professionalism of its team and its organisational capacity, added to our extensive experience in this type of training/workshop, has led to a session of high satisfaction among the professionals attending, as well as giving them the keys to promoting and integrating Catalan craft beer into their offers and menus.
We are proud of our contribution to convince the restaurateurs of the Pallars region of the need to have craft beer in their homes.