On a bright sunny day we seized the opportunity to visit Corfu Beer and had a chat with the head brewer Claudio. It is impressive to see what they built up in just a few years. After tasting a little IPA fresh from the unitank, Claudio told us about Corfu Beer's story and vision.
Founders Spiros and Thanasis Kaloudis started Corfu Beer in the small town of Arillas in the middle of recession. Their intent always was to spur economic growth on the whole island by following their passion for beer. And so they did by not only brewing a decent variety of tasty beers, but also initiating a massive beer festival. With the Corfu Beer Festival, now in its sixth season, they succeeded in effectively extending the holiday season on the island by a month by bringing in about 10.000 additional beer enthusiasts.