We launch a “Pulpo á Feira” edition within our Fábrica de Cervezas Estrella Galicia Project which will be on sale on the Estrella Galicia online store, from 6 October: https://estrellagalicia.es/tienda
Octopus, cachelos and paprika have been present at different steps in the brewing process aimed at surprising consumers and paying tribute to the traditional pulpo á feira.
This beer has counted on the collaboration of local providers like Pescados y Mariscos del Noroeste and the Asociación de Pulpeiros de Carballiño.
This is recipe number 12 of the most innovative brewing project on the market, Fábrica de Cervezas Estrella Galicia, which has already successfully launched beer with Padrón peppers, gooseneck barnacles, honey and chestnuts, among others.
Estrella Galicia’s brew masters continue to apply the company’s centuries-old brewing knowledge to the production of innovative recipes aimed at challenging its consumers to explore new flavours. On this occasion we do so with octopus, thus responding to a demand from followers who always ask the brewer to go further in their daring proposals.
Fábrica de Cervezas Estrella Galicia Pulpo á Feira edition aims to evoke the flavours of this emblematic dish of Galician gastronomy. The result is fruit of a complex brewing process in which the traditional beer ingredients blend with those that identify a good pulpo á feira tapa, creating a perfect balance that gives way to the final product.
On this occasion, the Estrella Galicia master brewers used barley malt and wheat malt, in addition to the variety of Czech hops Sladek and yeast type Ale. In addition, potatoes were incorporated in the production of the brewer’s wort to represent the cachelos and several kilos of certified Galician octopus, previously “frightened” as tradition dictates. Sweet and hot paprika is added in the maturation stage, as well as water from the cooking of the octopus.
This beer has counted on the collaboration of local providers like Pescados y Mariscos del Noroeste, which provided the 100% Galician octopus, and the Asociación de Pulpeiros de Carballiño, which have supplied the octopus water added in the final stage.
The result is an Experimental Seasonal Beer, an excellent Ale type beer, mid-bodied, moderate gas, and 5.8% alcohol by volume. With a brilliant golden colour, it releases a moderate aromatic intensity from which notes that remind one of pulpo á feira emerge. In the mouth, the initial sweetness gives way to more complex sensations, in which bitter taste and the final spicy notes have great prominence.
Luis Alvar, master brewer of Estrella Galicia, states that “in the team we are extremely satisfied with the final recipe and we hope that it will live up consumers’ expectations. They are the ones who constantly challenge us to take risks and present increasingly innovative proposals. Our challenge is to continue exploring ingredients, processes and combinations that lead us to new brewing recipes to maintain the level of creativity they expect from us”
Pulpo á Feira is 12th recipe in the most ground breaking brewing project in the market, Fábrica de Cervezas Estrella Galicia, which has already presented successful recipes like Padrón peppers, gooseneck barnacles, pumpkin, honey, chestnuts, and oranges, among others. This latest launch will be on the market from 6th of October on and off trade, as well on La Resistencia, Estrella Galicia´s on line store.