Until the first half of the 20th century, Campos do Jordão was in high demand by people seeking to recover from tuberculosis or other lung diseases. In the second half, the city began to explore its tourist side, with Swiss-style buildings and the best classical music festival in the country, the Campos do Jordão Winter Festival, which further enhances the local charm during the season. coldest of the year. .
However, aside from fondues, chocolates, Mozart, and the fresh air, there’s a more unlikely reason for you to visit Campos do Jordão: a beer tour. Yes, you’ve probably come across a label from Baden Baden, the city’s traditional brand, but there are other small craft breweries out there ready to conquer, from the novice to the most discerning brewer (and you can even have a fondue, if so. applicable).
There are breweries such as the small and excellent brasserie du Gard, a “farm brewery” within Horto Florestal, the 67 Carpas de Malte and Vemaguet breweries (this one, recently opened), or Campos do Jordão, located in a huge green space called Park of beer.
All come together at the Cervejas & Sabores food festival, prepared in partnership with the Associação Cozinha da Mantiqueira and which harmonizes dishes, snacks and even desserts with styles of beer. The event runs until November 8 (but the breweries can be visited all year round). Learn more about some of them:
Campos do Jordão beer
After years as a gypsy, the brewery now has its own factory set up in the beautiful Parque da Cerveja, a large branded space dedicated to hop lovers. There you can visit the facilities, from which emerge styles like lager, dunkel, ginger, hazelnut, American IPA, strong black beer and pinhão, the house brand, a very dark beer. aromatic with 6.5% alcohol. . Other seasonal styles also appear on faucets eventually. Everything can be tasted in the restaurant next to the factory, the great Alto da Brasa, with meats of different cuts and other dishes that harmonize with the beers. Outside the restaurant there is also a large open space, from where you can enjoy the beautiful local view, and specific spaces for a “beernic”.
Parque da Cerveja – Cervejaria Campos do Jordão – Estr. Mun. Paulo Costa Lenz Cesar, 2.150, Gavião Gonzaga, tel. (12) 3663-1122. Monday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More serene brewers can’t leave Campos without getting to know Gard, one of the best hop experiences in this region or any other region of São Paulo. Almost hidden in the paradisiacal Horto Florestal of the city, it is a nanocervejaria, with a capacity of just over 2000 liters per month. So it is possible to always find new styles, which never lack are the public champions bohemian pilsner and india pale ale. On the day of the visit, for example, it was possible to find a great alternative beer, in the best Düsseldorf style, or a light and refreshing American wheat – which, also sold at the restaurant Dona Chica (also in Horto). The Gard has also collaborated with handicrafts known to Paulistas, such as Dogma and Casa Avós.
Av. Pedro Paulo, s / nº, Horto Florestal, Campos do Jordão, tel. (12) 99117-6522. Monday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Restaurante Dona Chica, also in Horto Florestal, (12) 99731-3953, Campos do Jordão. Monday to Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closer to Capivari, this brasserie offers a full menu, with two starters, two main courses and one dessert, each associated with a different beer from the house. The name of the brewery plays with the expression Caras de Mars, to say that the beer comes from another planet. Thus, it is possible to find labels such as Antimatière (a refreshing Munich helles), Radioactive (a well malted Vienna beer), Black Hole (brown porter) and Asteroide (a strong dark Belgian beer), among others. Seasonal beers are also always on the menu, such as an Imperial Guava IPA.
Av. Pedro Paulo, 1,500, Descansópolis, Campos do Jordão, Estrada do Horto Florestal, tel. (12) 3662-2530. Monday to Thursday: 11:30 am to 6:30 pm; Fri to Sun: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Microbrewery Vemaguet 67
Not to be confused with the bar, from the same owner, in the crowded street of Djalma Forjaz. This microbrewery is nearby, also in Capivari, it is one of the most recent factories in the country, recently obtained its authorization from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, in the midst of a pandemic. In the large brewery, with the factory at the back, it is possible to find labels such as Fumacê (weiss), Reboque (a bock, a kind of underrated style in Brazil), Marcha Lenta (pilsen), Furiosa (red) and Turbinada (IPA, the most alcoholic) from the house). The name refers to the old car that, by chance, the owner also owns. But his is 65 years old.
R. Vítor Godinho, 206, Capivari, tel. 3663.4532, Campos do Jordão. Mon to Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Of course, Campos do Jordão also has Baden Baden. The brewery was born in 1999, when few spoke of craftsmanship. More than 20 years later, the brand has grown, it has been attached by different groups and is today part of the Heineken portfolio. It is possible to visit the factory for a tour, recently reformulated. The visit includes a tasting of its different styles, including red beer, Baden’s first experience.
Av. Matheus Costas Pinto, 1 653, Campos do Jordão. Visit: R $ 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every hour. Agenda on badenbaden.com.br. Forbidden to minors under 18 years old.
The journalist traveled at the invitation of the breweries and Cantinho da Serra hostel (Alameda das Pérolas, 750, Jardim das Pérolas, Campos do Jordão, tel. (12) 3663-8489