The origin

Àlex Padró Ruiz a 18-year-old boy born and raised in Poble Sec (Barcelona neighborhood ) went to Germany and there he came across the world of traditionally-brewed natural beer and decided he wanted to drink such a great quality beer in his hometown as well. 

In that respect, he decided to study Technical Agricultural Enginnering in Food Industries. Àlex met Steve Huxley, born and raised in Liverpool, who has brewed the best top fermentation ( Ale ) beers in Barcelona and who taught Àlex how to brew traditional natural beer. 

Àlex and Steve set together with some friends the foundation of Humulus Lupulus - Beer Culture Association. They developed also home made brewery equipment and with it they brewed beer over 10 years. In September 2004 Àlex teamed up with Carme Valero Brullas and Raül Ramírez to set up the brewing company Llúpols i Llevats S.L. (llill). 

After acquiring the corresponding administrative and sanitary authorizations, buying brewery equipment from Austria and renting a commercial premises the Glops© brand finally came out into the market under three different traditionally brewed, packaged and labeled varieties on November the 26th, 2005.

December 2015 it closed.

GLOPS has been a registered trade mark in Spain since 2005