beer

In the heart of Terreiro do Paço on the banks of the Tagus River, we celebrate brews that time will never erase. What better place to enjoy the pleasure of a good, refreshing Portuguese beer?

the history of beer

The first archaeological vestiges of beer date back to the Neolithic period, when man first began to master farming techniques, more than 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia. Beer is believed to have been born in the Middle East. Historical references indicate that the Sumerians produced a pleasant drink resulting from the fermentation of cereals. There are also indications that suggest in China an equally fermented drink was produced at the same time from rice with healing properties, using beer as a medicine. For their part, the Egyptians displayed murals with references to beer. It was they who first cultivated barley precisely for the purpose of producing beer, using it as a commercial exchange or as payment of wages.

During the Middle Ages, the use of hops allowed the bitterness, freshness, taste and flavour of beer to come through, and, as such, the cultivation of hops intensified. The success of this drink was such that the consumption of beer was often higher than that of water.

Monasteries, too, played a decisive role in beer production. The studies that the monks devoted to it in the incessant search for new ingredients that would allow them to improve and intensify the flavour, gave rise to a more elaborate production that served two purposes: to show hospitality to the pilgrims who passed through, and to whom they offered it, and as a drink the monks treated themselves to during fasting periods. The success was such that the production went beyond the walls of the monasteries, and beer began to be produced and marketed simultaneously by monks and craft brewers, who were subjected to taxes on the profits obtained.

Later, scientific and technological developments in the 18th and 19th centuries catapulted the production and consumption of beer. Louis Pasteur discovered the formula for pasteurisation, which controlled and eliminated pathogenic microorganisms, whilst the evolution of transport took beer across borders.
The story served as inspiration for the development of hundreds of beers around the world, many of them now absorbed by large business groups that today dominate the beer market. Still, driven by an interest and passion for this drink, small producers continue to create hundreds of craft beers every year. At our Beer Museum, the spotlight is on the many excellent Portuguese craft beers, and most importantly… are all at your disposal.

the introduction of beer
in portugal

Archaeological evidence documents that the Lusitanos already consumed a fermented drink during festive periods, but it was the birth of the Kingdom of Portugal that truly marked the beginning of the cultivation of cereals that allowed channelling part of the harvest for the production of beer. This production was carried out by foreign gentry, who already had strong brewing traditions, to whom the kings offered up land as a thank you for their help in the battles to defend the Kingdom.

In the heyday of the Portuguese Discoveries, Portugal became a strategic point of trade and beer landings were frequent at city ports, mostly German, Flemish and English, although wine had a markedly dominant tradition in the country; beer was mainly consumed by foreigners who lived here or were passing through.

It was towards the end of the 18th century and throughout the 19th century that the beer industry consolidated in Portugal through the industrial production of the drink and more recently, in 2010, inroads were made for the independent production of signature craft beers, which really began to take off. Today there are more than 100, and you can enjoy them on a beer journey that takes pace right here, at the Beer Museum.

portuguese beers today

At the Beer Museum, friends can sit around the table with Portuguese beer at the heart of the conversation, sharing happy moments and stories. Here, cheers are made to family, to love, to health, to friendship and to the world. And anything else you want to toast, because at the Beer Museum you will always find a reason to do so.

Among others, Ales, Lagers, Stouts, Pilsners, light or dark beers, some more, others less aromatic, take us on a voyage of Portuguese beer, in tones of amber. The list is long. The occasions when we can savour them, plenty. Discover the best of Portuguese beer and sample it at the Beer Museum.

CINCO CHAGAS


Origin:
Anadia

Style:
Imperial Black IPA

ALC. 7,5% a 9,0% vol

5 E MEIO


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Strong Ale

ALC. 8,0% vol

A.M.O.


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Porter

ALC. 6,2% vol

AÇOR


Origin:
Arganil

Style:
Munich Dunkel

ALC. 5,5% vol

ALDEANA ORIGINAL


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Bière de Garde

ALC. 8,0% vol

ALMA


Origin:
Braga

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,5% vol

ALVOREADA MORENA


Origin:
Beja

Style:
Dark Lager

ALC. 5,6% vol

BARONA


Origin:
Marvão

Style:
American Pale Ale

ALC. 5,2% vol

BEMDITA


Origin:
Caminha

Style:
Stoutbr>
ALC. 8,4% vol

BILA


Origin:
Vila Real

Style:
Stout

ALC. 5,5% vol

BILTRE


Origin:
Vila Nova de Gaia

Style:
American Pale Ale

ALC. 7,5% vol

BOLINA


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Blonde Ale

ALC. 4,8% vol

BORDALLO


Origin:
Lisboa - C. da Raínha

Style:
Imperial Coffee Porter

ALC. 8,5% vol

BURGESA


Origin:
Vila Nova de Gaia

Style:
Barleywine

ALC. 9,0% vol

BÚZIA


Origin:
Évora

Style:
Weissbier

ALC. 4,6% vol

CERVEJOLA


Origin:
Ponte da Barca

Style:
Imperial Brown Ale

ALC. 8,5% vol

CHICA


Origin:
Sintra

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 5,8% a 6,0% vol

COICE


Origin:
Esposende

Style:
Belgian Ale

ALC. 7,0% vol

CORAL


Origin:
Madeira

Style:
Pilsner

ALC. 5,0% vol

CORUJA


Origin:
Matosinhos

Style:
American Amber Lager

ALC. 5,3% vol

CORUJA


Origin:
Matosinhos

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,0% vol

DIVA


Origin:
Montemor-o-Velho

Style:
Belgian IPA

ALC. 6,7% vol

DOIS CORVOS


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Avenida - Blonde Ale

ALC. 4,8% vol

DOIS CORVOS


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Creature - American IPA

ALC. 6,8% vol

DOS SANTOS


Origin:
Lagos

Style:
Lager

ALC. 4,5% vol

DUMATO


Origin:
Reguengos Monsaraz

Style:
Irish Dry Stout

ALC. 5,0% vol

EPICURA


Origin:
Coimbra

Style:
American Pale Ale

ALC. 6,2% vol

ERMIDA


Origin:
Abrantes

Style:
Strong Dark Belgian Ale

ALC. 8,0% vol

ESTROINA


Origin:
Mértola

Style:
Stout

ALC. 5,0% vol

FARO BEER


Origin:
Faro

Style:
Amber IPA

ALC. 6,1% vol

FORJA


Origin:
Fundão

Style:
Bohemia Pilsner

ALC. 6,5% vol

GAIUS


Origin:
Amarante

Style:
Belgian Ale

ALC. 8,4% vol

GALLAS


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Simcoe IPA

ALC. 6,0% vol

GLORIANA


Origin:
Salvaterra de Magos

Style:
American Pale Ale

ALC. 5,9% vol

+351 CERVEJA


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Pale Ale

ALC. 5,0% vol

+351 CERVEJA


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Weiss

ALC. 5,0% vol

+351 CERVEJA


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,5% vol

HOPSIN


Origin:
Colares

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,5 vol

JUDIA


Origin:
Valpaços

Style:
Ale

ALC. 7,0% vol

KENGA


Origin:
Vila Nova de Gaia

Style:
Stong Ale

ALC. 8,5% vol

KORISCA


Origin:
São Miguel

Style:
Porter

ALC. 6,3% vol

LA ROSA


Origin:
Pinhão

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,5% vol

LAVRADEIRA


Origin:
Estarreja

Style:
Dubbel Belga

ALC. 8,0% vol

LETRA D


Origin:
Vila Verde

Style:
Red Ale

ALC. 6,0% vol

LIBATA


Origin:
Vila Viçosa

Style:
American Strong Ale

ALC. 7,5% a 8,9% vol

LINCE


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Belgian Pale Ale

ALC. 6,0% vol

LUPUM


Origin:
Vila Nova de Gaia

Style:
Imperial Stout

ALC. 9,4% vol

MADAM LINDINHA LUCAS


Origin:
Porto

Style:
Imperial Stout

ALC. 12,0% vol

MADIS'BRAU


Origin:
Esposende

Style:
Marzienbier

ALC. 5,0% vol

MALDITA


Origin:
Aveiro

Style:
Belgian Pale Ale

ALC. 9,0% vol

MANIA


Origin:
Lagos

Style:
Algarvienna Lager

ALC. 6,0% vol

MECANICA


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
American Pale Ale

ALC. 5,1% vol

MESMO BOA


Origin:
Póvoa do Varzim

Style:
Portuguese Grape Ale

ALC. 5,7% vol

MIMI


Origin:
Cuba

Style:
Grape Ale

ALC. 7,3% vol

MOÇA LOIRA


Origin:
Faro

Style:
Fruted Wheat

ALC. 5,1% vol

NAIA


Origin:
Oliveira de Azeméis

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,2% vol

NORTADA


Origin:
Porto

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,0% vol

OESTE ALGAS


Origin:
Sintra

Style:
Pale Ale

ALC. 5,0% vol

OITAVA COLINA


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Florinda - Lager

ALC. 5,2% vol

OITAVA COLINA


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Urraca - India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,0% vol

ONYX


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Dark Lager

ALC. 4,0% vol

OPO74


Origin:
Porto

Style:
American Amber Ale

ALC. 5,5% vol

PATO


Origin:
Sintra

Style:
New England IPA

ALC. 6,6% vol

POST SCRIPTUM


Origin:
Trofa

Style:
Imperial Stout

ALC. 11,6% vol

PRAXIS


Origin:
Coimbra

Style:
Weiss

ALC. 5,6% vol

QUINAS


Origin:
Valongo

Style:
Premium Lager

ALC. 5,0% vol

RAFEIRA


Origin:
Sintra

Style:
Blond Ale

ALC. 5,0% vol

RIMA


Origin:
Santarém

Style:
Yellow Stork

ALC. 4,7% vol

ROLLS BEER


Origin:
Pombal

Style:
Pilsner

ALC. 5,5% vol

RUDES


Origin:
Amarante

Style:
Belgian Pale Ale

ALC. 5,0% vol

SACARRABOS


Origin:
Sines

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,2% vol

SADINA CONVÉS


Origin:
Setúbal

Style:
Belgian Tripel

ALC. 9,1% vol

SAUDADE


Origin:
Loures

Style:
Weiss

ALC. 4,5% vol

SOVINA


Origin:
Porto

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 6,0% vol

SOVINA


Origin:
Porto

Style:
Trigo Weissbier

ALC. 4,9% vol

TÁBOA


Origin:
Tábua

Style:
Blond Ale

ALC. 5,2% vol

THE BROWERS COMPANY


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Brown Ale

ALC. 6,0% vol

TOPÁZIO


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Pilsner

ALC. 5,0% vol

TRINDADE AUREA


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
Vienna Lager

ALC. 5,2% vol

TRINDADE FENIX


Origin:
Lisboa

Style:
American Wheat

ALC. 5,2% vol

VADIA TRIGO


Origin:
Oliveira de Azeméis

Style:
Wheat Beer

ALC. 5,2% vol

VADIA GINJA


Origin:
Oliveira de Azeméis

Style:
Oak Aged Sour

ALC. 6,9% vol

XARLIE


Origin:
Leiria

Style:
Strong Lager

ALC. 6,0% vol

XÔ CARAGO


Origin:
Leiria

Style:
Pilsner

ALC. 5,0% vol

VELHACA


Origin:
Portalegre

Style:
Lager

ALC. 5,0% vol

MARAFADA


Origin:
Silves

Style:
India Pale Ale

ALC. 7,1% vol