Wherever I have wandered in the world, the best local beers were usually set up by German brewers. Take China’s TsingTao beer, for example. The very first pint of TsingTao was poured in 1904 and was the pride and joy of German Brewmasters, Wehle and Schuster.
In the Phillippines, the San Miguel beer may take it’s name from the San Miguel brewery in Barcelona, but it owes much of its success to German Brewmaster Ludwig Keine.
Now, in Tenerife, the Germans have lent their beermaking expertise to the creation of six new beers including one which gives a nod to Tenerife’s banana plantations.
Unfortuantely I do not know the name of the German Brewmaster at the Tacoa Cerveceria but I am sure he is owned a big round of applause for introducing the art of German beer-making to Tenerife.
Taco Clara: a blonde Pilsen Taco Copper: copper color, very soft
Taco Black: a strong black beer, flavored with malt alcohol
Tacoa-Wheat: wheat beer with a hint of banana
Tacoa-Light: a low alcohol, refreshing beer.
Tacoa Fiesta: A special festive brew which is created to clebrate special occasions.
As well as the beer, the Tacoa Brewery serves some great grub. As to be expected there is a mix of German and canarian food. Some choices are:
Curry Salad with French goat cheese and molasses, Mushrooms And Tacoa Squid, coated in Dark Beer, nine types of German sausage and homemade Bavarian pasta.
The Tacoa Brewery is located in El Sauzal and if you happen to go on a Friday you can enjoy the regular Friday Jazz and Blues Jam session.
Visis the Tacoa Brewery website for more information.