Camino, known for its Spanish food, has launched of its own bespoke Puerto Bello Pale Ale with Portobello Brewing Co.

mcith_camino.jpgUntil now, Camino has only ever offered lager as a draught option with craft beer coming from a number of external beer producers from Spain. With Brexit hanging in the balance, the team decided to look into making an exclusive Spanish-inspired draught beer with one of their local London brewers.

The Portobello Brewing Company was a natural choice for the team at Camino, who had worked with them in the past.

Joe, Rob and Head Brewer Farooq understood the brief for a low ABV beer (4%), brewed with Spanish hops, that would complement tapas.

Most importantly, Camino wanted their customers to be able to enjoy the drink without being overwhelmed by an over-hopped, bitter taste – something they felt Portobello Brewing Co.’s beers demonstrated well.

The result was the Puerto Bello Pale Ale; a light beer that can be enjoyed throughout the year on its own or paired with tapas.

Brewed using Spanish hops, it has citrus peel aromas, a cool rich texture and a refreshing taste.

Hannah Duffy Russo, Camino’s Head of Drinks, suggests pairing it with Chorizo Riojano, red onion, green peppers and oregano, Baby squid with aioli and lemon or Presa Ibérica.

The Puerto Bello Pale Ale is priced at £3.75 120z and £5.50 pint, and will be available from 8th May at all Camino sites.

Camino Kings Cross, 3 Varnishers Yard, Regent Quarter N1 9FD

Camino Monument, 15 Mincing Lane EC3R 7BD

Camino Bankside, 5 Canvey Street, SE1 9AN

Camino Shoreditch, 2 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BL