Beer tasting event speaks to all senses
Artà beer festival, is arranged by a local organization of true beer lovers. Two days of tasteful craft beer and knowledge sharing about beer, is the agenda of the festival which will also offer music concerts, competitions and workshops. The beer festival will be begin on Friday June 2nd and end late Saturday night on the 3rd.
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The Artà beer festival is the third of its kind now, each year it has grown bigger and more popular. 99 barrels of tasteful beer will be represented at the festival, 8 of those are beers from Mallorca, 2/3 are from Spain and the last 1/3 are international brands from USA, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and Russia.
Spokesman of the beer festival organization, Tomeu Coll, says that the goal of the beer festival is to get as much variety as possible without any repeaters. He also tells, that the organization is made by homebrewers and the festival should reflect the perfect event of a such.
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New tendencies highlights the 2017 beer festival
Tomeu Coll explains that beer tasting events has become more sophisticated all over Europe during the recent years, especially when mixed with music tunes. The mixture of classical and electronic music, has direct influence on the perception of beer and therefore enhances the taste. Music stimulates certain parts of the brain, while other parts will remain passive, therefore, the nuances of each beer will be brought to focus when consumed.
During the beer festival in Artà, you can talk to representatives of the Lupulina company who will answer and explain any questions or curiosities you might have about beer production. Lupulina is a brewery that focuses on sustainable production methods.
There will also be held workshops, where you can learn how to distinguish varieties of beer and their properties.
Special homebrewer competition
Another popular activity of the Artà beer festival, is the homebrewery competition held Saturday morning at 10:00. Participants will have a unique opportunity to have their creations evaluated by professionals of the beer industry. Last year more than 30 people participated, and this year a similar amount is expected.
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Artà beer festival, is the second beer tasting event on Mallorca this year. The first, was the beer fest in Palma held in Parc de la Mar in front of the cathedral. The beer festival in Palma had more varieties, but was not dedicated to enthusiasts as such, but more of a tasting event.
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Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
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