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Technical Visits | The Brewers of Europe Forum

Technical Visits

Learn about the industry in Madrid and attend a technical visit.

Register and book the visit of your choice! 

Please note that you are entitled to one visit only, depending on the type of ticket. 

Depending on the sanitary situation at the time of the visits, the size of the groups and duration are subject to change. Should that happen, you will be informed by email.

The exact timing and details on the transfers will be published closer to the date.

 

Ardagh Group (Valdemorillo, Madrid)

 

Address: Ctra. M600, Km 22, Valdemorillo, Madrid
Duration:
08:30  – 12:30
Transfer included: yes

 

Ardagh Group is a global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging for brand owners around the world. The consistent pursuit of market-leading innovation, quality and customer service, backed by investment in people and processes, underpins everything we do. The visit allows you to witness the spectacular manufacturing process of beverage cans. Learn the secrets of the production of the most recycled packaging in the world, according to the highest standards of quality and sustainability available on the market.


 

Heineken Brewery (Algete, Madrid)

 

Address: Km 23,200, Ctra. Nacional 1, 28700, San Sebastián de los Reyes
Duration: 08:30 – 12:30
Transfer included: yes

*Please note that you might be asked to bring your vaccination certificate in order to access the factory.

 

With more than 50 years of history, the Madrid factory is the only factory of a large brewery in the Community of Madrid and one of the most important plants in Europe for the HEINEKEN group, in terms of volume and innovation. This factory has played a very prominent role in the development of Heineken 0.0, the first Premium beer without any alcohol, and in the launch of the first cider on the Spanish market, with the Ladrón de Manzanas brand.

During the visit, you will have the opportunity to visit the whole brewery including the Brewhouse, the Service Block with a kieselghur free membrane Filter and a de-alcoholisation plant and finally the packaging hall with Laser Guide vehicles and automatic loading systems for trucks.

 


 

Cervecera Península (Alcobendas, Madrid)

 

Address: C/ La Granja, 5, Nave 1. 28108, Alcobendas
Duration: 08:30  – 12:30
Transfer included: yes

 

Cervecera Península is the materialization of a dream, of father and son, sharing their passion for the beers of the American West Coast and the essence of the world beer movement.

The Brewery is the heart and soul of the project, currently making more than 3.000 hl a year they focus on innovation and trying to bring the beer culture first had to the consumers through taprooms located both in Madrid city center and at the brewery.

During the technical visit, you will learn about ingredients, processes, innovation, and the culture shared within Península.

 

Ball Beverage Packaging Iberica (Guadalajara)


Address:  Av. Larona, 10, 19171 Cabanillas del Campo, Guadalajara
Duration: 08:30  – 12:30
Transfer included: yes

 

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. The visit allows you to witness the spectacular manufacturing process of beverage cans. Learn the secrets of the production of the most recycled packaging in the world, according to the highest standards of quality and sustainability available on the market.


 

Mahou-San Miguel (Alovera, Guadalajara)

 

Address: Av. del Río Henares, 68, 19208 Alovera, Guadalajara
Duration: 08:30  – 12:30
Transfer included: yes

 

Mahou San Miguel’s history dates back more than 125 years, and its production facility in Alovera is the largest in Spain and one of the most technologically advanced in Europe. Every day, professionals craft more than 9 million beers that combine the finest brewery tradition with the most advanced technology.

During the guided visit, you will take a tour of the Production Center with stops at various strategic points in the brewing process (raw materials, control room, microbrewery, barrel room and packaging) and then finalise the visit with a tasting.

 


Cervezas La Cibeles  (Leganés, Madrid)


Address:  Calle Petróleo, 34, 28918, Leganés, Madrid
Duration: 08:30  – 12:30
Transfer included: yes

 

 

Cervezas La Cibeles was born in July 2010 as a result of a group of entrepreneurs, led by David Castro. All of them were united by a passion for beer, the business world and an attachment to the history and people of Madrid. Its aim was to offer the market a range of high-quality, low-volume craft beers.