One night of May 2009, two babies were born and spent their first night in Vic General Hospital.The respective fathers, Jordi Padrosa and Rafa De Haan, found themselves sharing a room along with their wives and babies.
Despite never having met before, they decided to celebrate the births with a meal and a beer in town and discovered they also shared a passion for craft beer and decided to embark on a project to brew their own. Scouring the internet for offers, they found a 30-year-old brewhouse for sale in London, which they bought and installed in an old flour mill in Vic that dated back to the 19th century.
Vic Brewery came into existence, with its logo taken from a sign on the wall of the mill depicting the old grinding stones.
After eight years brewing honest beers in the remodelled flour mill, the brewers knew by 2020 that it was time to improve the quality of the product and move the production to modern facilities in Barcelona.
Times change, beers improve, but both Jordi and Rafa continue as friends, doing what they were born to do:
Born to kick ales!