With the presence of Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler a modern brewery opened this Friday at the Jetty of Paula or Warehouse for Wood and Tobacco, as it is also known, located in the Avenida del Puerto de La Habana.
The brewery, with Austrian technology, can accommodate up to 500 people and has three highly experienced brewers.
During the inauguration, Dr. Leal said that soon other works will be opened in the Office of the Historian, among which he mentioned the House of Obrapía and the Museum of Colonial Art. He also announced that they will begin construction work on the second floor of the San Jose Warehouses for this space to be rented to booksellers who currently had their stands in Arms Square.
The history of the Jetty of Paula or Warehouse for Wood and Tobacco begins from the late eighteenth century, a period in which the Havana coastline experienced the boom of docks or piers with their sheds.
Its value as an industrial heritage is indisputable, as it responds to a time of renewal of the Havana harbor. That is why it was essential to rescue it, because of the economic history of Havana and Cuba is on those docks.
Former Warehouse for Wood and Tobacco _YAILÍN-ALFARO02
Information taken from Habana Radio / Written by: Maydelis Gómez / Photos: Yailín Alfaro