August K. Damm Over 140 years ago,

young master brewer
August Kuentzmann Damm
emigrated from Alsace with his wife
Melanie, fleeing the Franco-Prussian War.
The journey took them to the Mediterranean
coast where they settled down to make
their dream come true:

brewing beer.

In 1876

they set up their own brewery
and created a beer that was adapted
to the Mediterranean climate. Lighter
than central European beers more suited
to cold climates, we know it as

the Mediterranean lager beer.
Since then, Estrella Damm
has been brewed using
the original recipe
from 1876,
the result of a combination of barley malt, rice, and hops. 100% natural ingredients.
The quality of these ingredients
is our priority, and that’s why
we work directly with
local Mediterranean
farmers.
Once selected, the barley arrives
at the malthouse, where it first germinates
and is then dried and roasted.
Unlike many beers, we have our
own malthouse, which allows us to monitor
the entire process first hand.
The yeast is another one of the ingredients
that makes us unique, and we’ve been using
the same strain for many generations.
If it were lost or damaged, the taste
of Estrella would change.
That’s why we have
three reserves of yeast that are stored under the highest security:
in Barcelona, Valencia and London.
Good things require patience, and so does the
fermentation and maturation of beer. We keep
it in storage vats for
three weeks that’s how we guarantee the perfect result.
That done, we focus on the latest
in packaging
process technology
in order to fight the great enemies
of beer flavour: oxidation
and microbiological contamination.
We bottle our Estrella in its unique
brown bottle, which protects it from light.
It's time to enjoy

the Mediterranean beer.