BeerCat Craft Beer Brewery was established in 2013 . We all know the Penedès region makes great wine, produces fine olive oil and has some fantastic restaurants; our mission was at once simple and hugely ambitious: add beer to that illustrious list and in so doing make our new home a destination not only for wine and cava fans but for beer lovers too.
Cava and craft beer follow very similar processes and the Penedès region seemed a logical place to set up a brewery. We found a local manufacturer that produced stainless steel tanks for the wine industry and we worked together to produce a bespoke brewhouse. We built our brewery from the ground up using local manufacturers, suppliers and skills.
By 2015 we had reached capacity in our original brewery and made the
decision to relocate to Vilafranca del Penedès, into what was formerly the principal industrial zone for the viticulture industry and where the well-known Torres & Pinord wineries are situated. Following extensive renovation works, our new craft beer brewery started production in March 2016 and a new bar and restaurant opened two months later.
The building housing the bar and brewery is a typical example of early 20th century Catalan industrial wine architecture, with stone and brick walls supporting a wooden 'A' frame structure (caballo) under arab tiles.
Would you like to know how we turn water, hops, malt, and yeast into delicious craft beer? Sign up for one of our brewery tours / tastings to give you all the answers.
We'll show you around the brewery including areas not normally open to the general public to see all the equipment, processes and ingredients we use.
Why not make an evening of it and stay for dinner?
Per person with beer tasting and pica pica
(+34) 630 817 050
Per person with beer tasting, pica pica and meal in our restaurant with beer
We can also organize bespoke visits including food-pairing for parties & corporate groups of 10 or more. Our resident sommelier Xavi will help you organize a food pairing to suit your tastes. What about beer and cheese? Beer and charcuterie? Or how about beer and sushi?