Based on the outskirts of Barcelona, Cerveses La Pirata are one of Catalonia’s most exciting and innovative breweries. Confidently brewing a myriad of styles, the award-winning producer also have an extensive barrel-ageing program underway; a commitment that is resulting in some of Europe’s most acclaimed dark beers. When we visited Pirata earlier this year, the brewery shared an incredible selection of beers with us that ranged from juicy IPAs to barrel-aged imperial stouts that went down effortlessly.
Pirata’s recent shift to cans for a selection of reworked favourites will ensure that U.K. drinkers get to taste their flagship beers at their best. With far less flavour being compromised during the journey across Europe thanks to the aluminium containers, beers such as the New England style DIPA, Panoptic, highlight how far the brewery have come when it comes to producing some of the finest hop-forward styles in Europe.