As part of the VI Edition of the “World Paella Day”, the IV Edition of the World Paella Day Cup was celebrated , in which 12 chefs from different parts of the world compete to see who makes the best paella. It was in the Town Hall Square in Valencia in a party in which not only our most universal dish valued, but also the Valencian craft beers that, with the help of Bierwinkel show that paella was created here and we have also entered strongly in the craft world. A Japanese chef, Kohei Hatashita, won the 1st prize in 2023.
Valencian Craft Beer® is the brand created by Bierwinkel to promote Valencian beer, which it presented 5 years ago together with the Valencian Community Craft Centre and its craft product certificate recognised by the Generalitat Valenciana, which guarantees that its brewing process is 100% artisan and Valencian. Promoted by Bierwinkel, the breweries Tyris and Zeta Beer will be present at World Paella Day, with different proposals for pairing with different rice dishes.
Tyris, one of the pioneers in the sector, with 14 years of history and a great visibility in catering and supermarkets, is committed to the gastronomy of the “terreta” and to a constant pairing of its beers with our rice dishes, recommending that you enjoy its Tyris Original with any fish rice such as a good arroz a banda or arroz del senyoret. For more powerful flavours such as meat rice dishes like baked rice, Tyris Marzen would be the best option due to its toasted touches and Tyris IPA for more spicy rice dishes.
Zeta Beer, founded in 2013 and with 10 years of experience behind it, was born from the passion of two young Valencian engineers. With a strong commitment to low-fermentation styles (lager), they soon began to stand out for the high quality and differentiation, especially of this type of beer in their portfolio. Today they have more than 20 different beers covering the whole spectrum of categories and a line of trend-setting ultra-light styles. They are the total brewer. And for pairing vegetable paella we can choose Hell; for Valencian paella, Super Hell and Be-low, for cod paella Zendra is a good choice and finally, for seafood paella, Malabrocca.
Chefs from Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Romania, Morocco, USA, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, India and Japan competed and also enjoyed the quality of a significant sample of the craft beers produced in Valencia thanks to Valencian Craft Beer®.
Report by ’24/7 Valencia’ team
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