MEDELLIN | Cervecería Maestre is small brewery and bar in El Poblado that opened in 2017, with a reputation for high quality, small batch craft beers. Owners Mario Hazbun and Laura Mesa run the brewery, and when we visited we had a chat with Mario about what he wanted to achieve with Cervecería Maestre. The answer? To offer locals great craft beer in a friendly, unpretentious spot, and to escape their desk jobs.
The space is small and narrow, no bigger than most of the small bars in the area, with a TV showing live sports and the small brewery at the back behind glass windows. There’s bar seating, a few short stools and tables, and generally rock music playing over the speakers.
On tap you’ll only find a few beers, but you can be guaranteed that they’ve been brewed on site within the past few days and are tasting as good as they can. Mario likes to try a variety of things, and is happy to talk through whatever’s on tap at any given time. He’s clearly very passionate about his brewery, and doing his part to improve the craft beer reputation of a city that’s not historically been known for great beer.
Try the Stout, which clocks in at 6.0% ABV and is rich and malty yet easy drinking. And also keep an eye out for interesting beers from other local, independent breweries.
There might be bars with more beers on tap, but Cervecería Maestre feels like the kind of place that locals love and those who know what’s good know about. The beer is great, music fantastic, and atmosphere awesome. A must visit spot for any craft beer lover in Medellin.
Carrera 40 #10-47
Tue – Wed: 4:00pm to 12:00am
Thu – Sat: 4:00pm to 2:00am