Corfu Beer - Real ale with a Corfu twist!
Corfu Beer Microbrewery was founded in 2006 by Spiros & Thanasis Kaloudis with the vision of creating a world class real ale in Corfu Greece. In 2007, Claudio Mouzakitis joined the team as "Head brewer" and created their exclusive select beers. Since that date their brewery has gone from strength to strength. Brewing with top class modern equipment, Corfu Beer now brews 7 different beers and sells throughout Greece.
All their beers are unpasteurised and unfiltered, hence, they must be consumed within two months of production (which is usually not a problem!). You can find all Corfu beers in selected bars, both in bottle and in draught, and also in most supermarkets.
These are Corfu Beer's selection of products:
- Corfu Special, a fresh red beer with velvet taste and a fruity aroma.
- Corfu Bitter, a fresh dark beer with bitter taste and rich aroma.
- Ionian Pilsner, a blond pilsner, perfect for on the beach.
- Ionian Epos, a dark beer with 7,5% alcohol, refermented with flower honey.
- Amorosa Weiss, a white beer with a smooth banana flavour.
- Contessa IPA, a robust Indian Pale Ale.
- 1842 Ginger Beer, wth 2% alcohol.
The brewery is open for visitors every Saturday and you are welcome to drop by and see how beer is produced from natural ingredients, and of course to try some of it!
It is worth mentioning that Corfu Beer organises an annual beer festival in an effort to join Greek culture with various other European (for now) cultures. Corfu Beer Festival started in 2013 when "Corfu meets Bavaria" took place and continued succesfully in 2014 with "Corfu meets Britain".
The idea behind this festival is simple! Corfu Beer invites various microbreweries from a different country every year, they cooperate and produce limited edition beers that can be found only during the festival and they share their cultures. And that means, lots of food, lots of drinks and a lot of dancing!!!
This year's festival, "Corfu meets Italy" will be held from the 12th until the 16th of October in the village of Arillas, opposite Corfu Beer's headquarters.