Article published in Ara Balears on 15/7/16.
Ibosim Craft Beers opens the first ‘brewhouse’ in Ibiza
The concept of brewhouse comes from the Anglo-Saxon world and defines premises that combine the maturation and fermentation space with a tasting area.
Lovers of craft beer and local produce in Ibiza already have a new reference point. The creators of Ibosim Craft Beers opened last night the first brewhouse on the island, where you can taste up to six types of draft beer, all produced on the premises. The concept of brewhouse comes from the Anglo-Saxon world and defines premises that combine the maturation and fermentation space with a tasting area. It is a very successful business model in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom and is being extended throughout Europe. “We really want to show people how craft beer is made, real beer, and let people know the difference between our beers and industrial beers.”
“Artisanal production allows us to take care of every detail of our beer and give it enough time for the quality to be very high,” explains Carlos Guerrero. In this sense, it stands out that they make their products “unlike industrial beers”, with 100% natural ingredients, without additives, without filtering and with natural carbonation produced by a second fermentation inside the bottle. “These four characteristics define our principles: always seeking the highest quality and offering a unique consumer experience with each beer,” say the founding partners.
The craft beer boom
Ibosim was born in 2013 in the context of the first craft beers produced in Spain. The two founding partners spent several years learning and experimenting in the world of beer.
Three years later, the young company faces the challenge of consolidating Ibiza’s first microbrewery in the premises opened next to the beach of Port des Torrent, in Sant Josep. In addition to craft beer, they will offer guided tours throughout the year with tastings and pairings. “We want the visits to be educational and fun, to help spread the culture of craft beer,” says Guerrero.
The company does not hide its links with the largest of the Pitiüses. In fact, its name is a tribute to the island’s place name during the Punic period. Ibosim means ‘the island of the god Bes’.