After taking 286 pictures inside the Mezquita, walking The Roman Bridge and wandering the Jewish quarter, one could use a refreshing beverage. I was walking along the Avenue de la Libertad when I saw a sign pointing to Cervezas Califa (no relation to Wiz Kalifa). Now that’s effective advertising.
I had seen the Califa bottles in a few stores in Spain, but didn’t know the brewery was in Cordoba proper. So, I scraped the place I was going to have lunch and had to fill up on their brews and their menu of big old American sandwiches.
I sat down at the bar with a big smile on my face. When you discover a place at the right time, it’s all good. The bartender spoke English so I just said, “Line ‘um up!” They have a large selection of Spanish craft beer bottles and, this stunned me, American craft beer like Pizza Port from San Diego that I can’t get here in the New York area. There must be some black market for cans that leads to Andalucia.
Their selection had a decent variety of style, even a stout which is rare in Spain.
- Rubia — Blonde Ale
- Trigo Limpio — Wheat
- Morena — Amber Ale
- IPA — ummmm, IPA
- Sultana — Stout
- Espiga Dorada — Golden Dry Ale
Although the place is one of the few new school eateries in Cordoba, a city that prides itself of tradition and history, you’ll find the old timers outside having a pint.