Camino, known for its Spanish food, has launched of its own bespoke Puerto Bello Pale Ale with Portobello Brewing Co.
Until 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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 IbÃƒÂ©rica.
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