La Brava Launches Its Online Store

After several months working on this project, we are pleased to finally announce the launch of La Brava’s online store. Until now the beer inspired by the Costa Brava could be found in around a hundred bars and restaurants in Girona and Barcelona (you can...

La Brava Recipes #1: Octopus à La Brava

An easy, original and closer-to-home alternative to the classic Galician-style (or ‘á feira’) octopus. In fact, as well as the Atlantic and Cantabrian coasts, the Mediterranean is the main breeding ground for this valued cephalopod in Europe. On the Costa Brava, one of the most...

The Uncertain Origins of Pure Beer

As well as roses and books, swords and dragons, for five centuries Saint George’s Day has also been a day the beer sector marks on its calendar. Exactly 500 years ago on 23rd April, the Reinheitsgebot or Beer Purity Law, initially applicable throughout the Duchy...

Be water, my beer

Between 90 and 95% of the beer you drink is water. Obviously, this means it is a highly important ingredient in the process of creating our pilsner-style beer. In fact, the water in the region where our brewery is located in the Czech Republic is...

La Brava Beer founders with the Cactus 2016 prize. Left to right: Jaume Pagès, Cesc Aliart, Sergi Carmona y Paco Sánchez
La Brava Beer Wins Grand Jury Prize at 2016 Cactus Awards

La Brava was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Cactus Awards presented on 10th March at the Municipal Theatre in Girona. This year sees the second edition of these awards, which are organised by the Girona Marketing Club in recognition of the best...

Fishing in Catalonia: A Declining Industry

When you’re out sailing on the sea or sunbathing on the beach, have you ever wondered whether fishing is done there? Have you ever reflected on how important fishing is to the local economy or way of life as you see the trawlers returning to...

Calçots and La Brava © Paco Sánchez, 2016
La Brava and Calçots: A Marriage Made In Catalonia!

Tradition has always led us to believe that the perfect accompaniment to cheese, grilled meat or calçots is a good wine. Obviously, our relationship with vineyards and wine is far stronger than the one we have with beer. However, it is also true that beer...

Sergi Carmona, La Brava's CEO, selecting the raw materials
A Traditional Method for a Modern Recipe

Would you like to know how we brew our beer? Using our original recipe, we take advantage of the know-how of the most respected master brewers in the world of pilsner lagers to make the dream of having our own brewery come true. Here at La...