At the beginning of 2016, our founders @XavierLosada and @ MarleneRodríguez dared to build what is now our #BeeBeer hive. It all started as a bar/specialty store in the Chueca neighborhood of Madrid, where Xavier was able to unleash his beer expertise. Our family business already has four years of experience, although its beginnings go back to Caracas, where Xavier studied as a chemical engineer at the Central University of Venezuela. Studies that would lead him to work at Empresas Polar, one of the largest food and beverage corporations in Latin America. Here, immersed in the world of quality control, as well as the optimization of processes and the use of raw materials, he found his passion for beer. He spent more than 10 years working in the largest beer producing company in Venezuela. A stage to which he dedicated himself until 2015 when he decided with his family to start a new life in Spain.
His avid pursuit of the hoppiest knowledge broke the boundaries of his work. Finding new craft beers with each trip in and out of Venezuela he made, besides constantly reading on the subject.
Beyond Xavier’s curation of each craft beer that we offer in our BeeBeer bars, guaranteeing the best offer of local and international references, his true mission is to create our extraordinary portfolio of truly disruptive Craft Beers. When we were only eight months from the opening of our first bar, Colonel Mustard arrived! This Imperial IPA with Mustard Seed is the first of our craft beers, first of many!
If you want to know more about our beer community, how it came about, and hear him speak personally about it, here are some of the interviews he has done about it:
|Interview with Iberoeconomía, 2018||Our 1º Interview, 2016|
In addition to being our beer expert, Xavier has many projects that he is constantly working on. Mainly focused on his music and creative writing, always Composing Stories. Here we leave his Instagram so that you can follow him a little more closely: