THE BEER OF EMPEROR CHARLES V
In 1542, the doctor at the Court of Charles V wrote the book "Banquete de Nobles Caballeros" (The Noble Gentlemen's Banquet), also referred to as "Vergel de Sanidad," where he left a written record of the good palate and exquisite taste of the Emperor. In it, he described the Emperor's desire to nurture his soul through a monastic retirement within the Monasterio de Yuste, without forgetting his desire to feed his own body.
Because of that, he was accompanied by a court of cooks and a master brewer to whom he provided certain rooms in the Monastery. Lobera himself made a distinction between the two types of beer, the thick and the delicate one, separating the soft beer from the ones that had too little or too much hop. After choosing the light beer with little hop, Lobera warned that: