Tweet I believe it must be a dream of most beer lovers, to make money out of our favourite drink.
I have finally realised it, or will once the payments get to my bank account. Yesterday (20/2/2009) I packed 840 bottles of beer (it was A LOT of work) that, together with as many others that were already packed in cardboard boxes, made our fist shipment (or should I say lorryment or truckment?) to Barcelona.
Once there, they will be available at 2D2Dspuma, a bar and beer shop similar to Prague's Pivovarský Klub.
This started some time last year, when I thought it could be a good idea to export some of the lesser known Czech beers to Spain. The plan was in the end left aside due to several reasons, only to be brought back to life when I met Filip Helán during my visit to Hradec Králové. Filip is the owner of the beer shop Pivoňka, and told me he had begun to export some beer to Poland, and had plans to do the same to Germany. I told him about my Spanish plans and we decided that we could do it together.
Some days later I was contacted by Susana Giner, one of the owners of 2D2dspuma. She asked me if I knew of someone who imported some of the beers I talk about in this blog to Spain. From then on, there ware many e-mails, questions, consultations, doubts, but fortunately, no problems, and, if nothing strange happens, the beers will be available from Feb. 24. They will also be presented at a trade fair to be held in Barcelona at the beginning of March.
So, those of you who read my blog from Barcelona already know where you can get many of the beers you've been wanting to taste all this time. Buy a lot of them, my coming daughter will be grateful...
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