If you have traveled several times to a hotel complex facilities, it may well be that there are beer varieties at the bar which you have never heard of and worse about which you also find nothing on the internet.
So also this time in Mallorca. It was one of those days when the weather was so unpredictable that it seemed the most sensible to just go to the hotel bar, go to the water and back and enjoy some cocktails and beers. The day was so beautiful the day was so beautiful he was and the hours went by and I started to philosophize with Hans the bartender about beers when he invited me to blind tasting. Our tasting went over beer exclusively.
As enjoyable as it was, it was so difficult to distinguish between certain beers and I asked Hans, stunned: "Do you serve me different beers or several times the same?"
Hans answered with a broad smile: "Everything was different beers and yet some were the same."
He looked puzzled and said: Many of the different beers and beer brands I drank in the last few days all come from one and the same brewery. And although I subjectively chose one of the unknown beer as my favorite, it was the décor of the label which led me to subjectively choose a winner from the same beers.
Perplexed by this experiment, I started to look for Contract Brewer
on the Web and found information at privatelabelbeer.de
. My contact person there was Claudio, a nice young guy who confirmed my experience in Mallorca. Diverse hotel chains, buy one and the same beer and label it differently. Especially in all inclusive hotel with your calculation not much game, for which it is the perfect thing to do. A brand, named differently and no stress in tapping, because anyway everything is the same. One is a bright, another a Pils and a third a premium to cover all walks of life.
Did I feel ripped off? At first yes, at second thought no. I wanted a beer, I got a beer. I had an all inclusive offer and still the feeling of choice. I even chose my favorite. All in all, I had a great time with great service in a great hotel with good beer.