Author: Prev Margaret Orlowski

Soulsick in the Mezzanine

On Friday, 13 April, AMO Brewery is pleased to bring you an intimate night of acoustic folk with Paolo Vaccaro. In the cozy and warmly lit AMO art_space, a smooth voice and gentle guitar sing to your troubled heart and lift your soul. His original compositions are sure to create a unique experience.

By donation. 8pm.


Paolo Vaccaro is an Italian singer songwriter with various influences from soul and R’n’B to Italian and English folk and storytelling. He lives in Lisbon at the moment to present his debut album Soulsick, as well as some brand new compositions.

One-Year AMOversary!

Hey Craft Beer lovers! AMO has been open for 52 Fridays, in other words – it’s our first anniversary! One year of AMO Bar, AMO beers, and AMO staying in business and in our friends’ hearts. 

So, for this exceptionally beautiful occasion we’ve prepared some special presents for our friends! First of all, a brand new beer for your tongues, a sweet and cozy acoustic concert by Daniel Besselsen for your ears, and a side-by-side DJ set by Tropical Beats & Korski for your feet! And of course, home-made German pretzels and cake! Lots of cake!

The AMO family and all the little projects around it are growing fast – let’s celebrate our first AMOversary together and see what the next year brings us!

Love is Like Jazz #2

At sunset on 23 Feb, AMO will kickoff an evening of funky-fusion-swinging-tropical-jazzy music, selected by Seraphim. Delighting us with a broad interpretation of jazz and more, Berlin-based artist Seraphim visits AMO Brewery. Come on all you cool cats!

Artist Bio (PT/ENG)

Concebido nas cálidas águas do rio Amazonas e nascido em uma sala VIP de uma empoeirada discoteca abandonada, Seraphim teve, desde tenra idade, uma inclinação para os aspectos determinantes que música e harmonia provocam na alma humana.

Shamanismo, musique concrète, arte conceitual, telepatia, aromaterapia, tantrismo, culinária, hedonismo. Todos elementos que contribuem e influenciam seu som. 

Cada um de seus sets leva-nos a uma jornada por universos sônicos, viajando através inúmeros (im)possíveis estilos e influências musicais. Seja do jazz experimental à exótica world music, de divertidos hits dos anos oitenta a inesperados mashups, ou de animados klezmer aos saudosos originais de uma época esquecida, todos habilmente mesclados em um vivo sabor tropical. A próxima canção é sempre uma surpresa, expandindo nossos limites auditivos e causando euforia, emoção e alegria. Venha sempre preparado para ser surpreendido – e para dançar – sob a influência do requintado mundo sonoro das explorações musicais de Seraphim.


‘Conceived on the misty waters of the Amazon river, and born at a VIP room of an abandoned dusty disco, Seraphim had since an early age an inclination to the life changing aspects that music and organized sound can provoke on the human soul. Shamanism, musique concrète, conceptual art, extremism, aroma therapy, tantrism, culinary, hedonism … are all elements that contribute and influence his sound.

Each set take us on a journey around sonic universes, traveling through every possible style and musical influences. From exotica to experimental jazz, from cheesy eighties disco to unexpected mash ups, from jumpy klezmer to burlesquesque old-timers… All dexterously tied up with a luscious flavoured tropical vibe. Each upcoming track is a surprise, and will expand the boundaries of the listener ears, bringing sometimes joy and luxury, sometimes drama and fear. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and your ass-shaking pants to the oddly exquisite world of Seraphim’s musical explorations.

Love is like Jazz #1

Friday, 16 Feb. 19h30 – 21h30

Melodic jazz will fill AMO Brewery the Friday after Valentine’s day. Whether there’s new love or lost love, your heart will warm from the live soulful music of the Tanja Šimić Trio.

This Lisbon-based Jazz Trio is composed of the velvety vocal sounds of Tanja Šimić, the expressive playing of pianist Vasco Amores and the tireless groove of bassist Marc Ramírez. Look forward to the American Song Book classics, the swaying rhythms of Bossa Nova, and the time-honored works of Broadway and Hollywood.

Coffee Tasting: Exploring your daily cup

On the 11th of Jan AMO Brewery will host a coffee tasting, or “cupping” (the fancy coffee word for tasting), of several commercial coffees and several individual coffee types (mostly East African) to explain how and why different coffees taste different. We’ll describe the various processing techniques and varieties in coffee and what impact they have on flavour. Flavour wheels will be used as a teaching aid to help participants better understand the tastes and aromas they are experiencing.

Workshop Program:
The instructor will introduce you to what makes different coffees different, and help you identify tastes and develop your palate. We’ll cup 12 coffees in total: commercial brands, single origin East African beans, washed and unwashed coffees. We’ll discuss how beans are processed and roasted, and the impacts of different brewing techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
Understand Arabica vs. Robusta coffees and the value of acidity
Learn to distinguish Body / Flavour / Acidity / Aroma /
Identify flavours and aromas (context of aspirating coffee), including retronasal flavours/aromas
Identify which coffees participants like best

Richard Bliault is a professional in the coffee trade and works in quality control in Lisbon and Ethiopia. Cupping is part of his everyday job. His passion is in better understanding the variability in quality and blending, and he looks forward to showing you how great coffees can taste!

Time: 19-21h, Thurs 11 Jan 2018.

Location: AMO art_space at AMO Brewery, Rua Bernardim Ribeiro 53, Lisboa.

Cost: 5 euros

How to participate:
Please email to sign up and pay. Space will be limited to 10 participants – payment is required to confirm your participation.

// Taste and Tell / 19.09.


A.M.O Brewery is hosting a special beer tasting event, where we will taste craft and home-made beers brought by participants. We will practice active tasting and identifying smells and flavours. AMO beers will also be available to taste and analyze for those who do not bring outside beers to share. The goal will be to improve our palates and our capacity to appreciate the wide variety of beers we now find available!

Bring two bottles of your favourite craft or artesanal beer, or beer brewed by you or a friend. Or, purchase some beer at the brewery. We will share these and taste them in small groups. No previous experience is necessary.

A.M.O Brewery is all about working together as a community – sharing skills, stories, and knowledge, connecting people from diverse areas – all around flavorful and unique beer. It is a young start-up growing from the roots: a mini-production brewed by the sole founder, supported by the community, with an alternative approach.

Margaret began as a hobby home-brewer in Canada in 2010. After moving to Lisbon in 2012, she again picked up the hobby, which soon became an all-consuming passion. In late 2016, she founded the A.M.O Brewery.

// Official Opening and Lisbon Beer Week

After 6 months of relative obscurity, A.M.O Brewery is ready to present itself to Lisbon as an active, engaged location. Party with live musicians, tour the brewery, and enjoy free homemade tapas and the full line-up of A.M.O beers including new releases.

Our Opening coincides with the 2017 Lisbon Beer Week. You’ll find us at the Beer Festival in Jardim do Torel, September 22 – 24. 

In celebration, we’ll be hosting the following events at A.M.O Brewery:


// 16 – 17 September – Home-Brewing Workshop
Learn the theory and practice of how to make beer at home, from raw ingredients to finished packaged product. Beer tasting included. Limited space; 
Learn more or sign up

// 19 September – Taste & Tell – 19-22h
Bring 2 bottles of home-brewed or craft beer to present and share with peers in a supportive, educational setting. This is a participant-led event! Free entry.

// 20 September – A.M.O Art Space Inauguration –   19-22h.
Celebrate the inauguration of the space with a presentation of original screen prints by the artist, The Pale Kid. Free entry.

// 21 September – A.M.O Brewery OFFICIAL OPENING  – 19-22h
Live music, brewery tours, free homemade tapas, new beer releases.

// 22 September –A.M.O Open Night – 17-22h
Come by after work to relax with cold beer and meet new friends during our weekly open hours. Afterwards, walk to the nearby Jardim de Torel to taste the best craft beers from Portuguese and international microbreweries!

Visit the Lisbon Beer Week website: