An exciting new destination on the island of Santorini for craft beer and gastronomy lovers, Ftelos Brewery invites visitors to immerse themselves in a journey that combines exceptional tastes, modern architecture, breathtaking nature and local culture under the same, hospitable roof. Paying tribute to its origins and inspired by its island home, the microbrewery produces exquisite artisanal beer using signature local ingredients. Visitors can enjoy Ftelos beers paired with specially curated dishes prepared by an in-house chef, for the ultimate brewing and culinary experience on Santorini.
Situated near the village of Karterados and just a three-minute drive south of Fira, Ftelos Brewery takes its name from the area it is built in, which means ‘ridge’ in the local dialect. Its nearly 4,800m2 including the production facilities and taproom, the hall of the beer-themed restaurant and a roof-garden theme restaurant as well, several tapas bars, as well as one
of the largest bioclimatic gardens in the Cyclades. Every day we brew something new: ideas, tastes, experiences and friendships. Come and visit us and discover our passion for beer and the unique experience we have created around it, just for you.
All Ftelos beers are produced on-site at our micro-brewery. Visitors can see our state-of-the-art production unit from the taproom, through a glass wall. We have two separate beer boilers that allow us to experiment with local ingredients and come up with new flavors, all of which can be enjoyed at our brewery. Visitors are welcome to learn more about our pro-
duction process by visiting the rest of our facilities, such as the production room, the fermentation and aging tanks, the Research and Development lab and the bottling unit. Our microbrewery has a minimal environmental footprint thanks to its own waste management unit and reverse-osmosis water filtering technology. Our bioclimatic garden collects and stores rain water, further enhancing our environment-friendly operations.
THE STEPS OF BEER MAKING THAT BREW EXCELLENCE
Milling the Malt
Boiling the Wort
Passionate beer lovers, committed to producing beers that people will love. All beers are available as draught beers, and our two bottled signature beers are: Blue Monkey Lager/Pils and Blue Monkey Pale Ale. From time to time, we also bottle or keg some beers from each of our side projects. The production concept is divided into 4 projects:
1.The Blue Monkey Project
2.The Malt ‘N Marvel Project
3.The Terroir Project and
4.The Φ Project.
The Blue Monkey Project The blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini are some of the many animals found on the frescoes of this 3,600-year-old town. Historians have been studying the murals for decades. It was most recently discovered that this Bronze Age civilization of Akrotiri was much more globalized than previously thought. This was our source of inspiration for this fresh, adventurous and aromatic beer, with which we hope to conquer the globe, communicating our tradition throughout the world.
The Malt ‘N Marvel Project These beers are marvels that can uplift every moment of your life. Some of these beers include huge amounts of hops, others have large quantities of fruits and herbs from around Greece, while others are sweet or sour, blonde or black. The beers in the Hoppy Series and the Herbs & Fruits series are tantalizing to the mouth and nose, as you can taste and/or smell features of the hops, which can be fruity, earthy, citrusy, floral or piney.
The Terroir Project It takes place once a year and is inspired by The Terroir Project born in California in 2017. We decided to share the passion and ideas for Santorini’s terroir through these rare and unique beers. They are really special brews, blends of spontaneous fermentation beer and Assyrtiko grapes harvested from old vineyards. The new beer, which is in the process of brewing, is a beer that contains Santorini Saffron.
The Φ Project. The Φ Project is our biggest challenge. It springs from our deepest desires for dedicated beer brewing based on mixed culture and spontaneous fermentation. Our inspiration comes from the classic farm-house breweries of Europe, which embrace principles of subtlety, patience and interesting fermentation character. The techniques used for these brews lead us tounique fermentations with our native character. The ageing process and the maturation of these beers take place in used oak barrels that contained wine, vinsanto wine, bourbon, rum, sherry, brandy or even vinegar.
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