While the heat, which in Argentina — and particularly in Santa Fe — lasts more and more days of the year, is what lends itself the most to share a beer , we Santafesinos love to drink smooth in any season. Pulled beer is not any exclusivity Santafesina, but in few places in the country it is consumed as often and as much. In addition, the city has one of the largest brewing plants on the continent and the plain is a local invention, with a whole history.
Don Otto Schneider arrived in Santa Fe back in 1906, from Germany. This entrepreneur founded his own brewing plant in the 1930s, which competed in the city with the Cervecería Santa Fe, of which he was his Master. In a short time, his business grew to become one of the leading companies in Santa Fe, with two beautiful bars of their own. Tradition has it that, in those years, the waiters in the bars, serving the beer pulled from the popera, smoothed the surface of the flat vessels with a ruler, displacing the foam that overflowed, which generated the flat, smooth finish, which gave the name to this local and national symbol.
A whole culture
- Are we going tonight for a few plats? And we catch up.
- Give it! We're at 'such an hour' at the bar 'tal'.
The conversation in the office, on the phone, and today in WhatsApp chat, is repeated almost traced, by hundreds, throughout Santa Fe. Smooth unites us . It 's like mate , but richer, fresh, and lends itself to sharing other things: a minced of cold cuts, milanese with potatoes, a pizza . Or only the ingredients, which in this city are an obligation, and we look badly at the waiter when he does not bring them, although the crisis has reduced them, sometimes, just a little bit of pororó.
If you're coming to Santa Fe, I'm sure you've been invited several times to have a few plats. If not, don't stop doing it on your next visit. Not only will you be refreshing with our best beers, but you'll be part of one of our main traditions. To take a smooth is to be santafesino , at least for a day.
Argentino, nacido en la ciudad de Santa Fe. Licenciado en Comunicación Social, especializado y apasionado por la redacción. Amante de las canciones, los idiomas y la interculturalidad. Me gusta emocionarme con un lindo texto y dejarme sorprender como un niño. Juego a que soy escritor y músico.