Do not get your hopes up for an exciting craft beer adventure in Morocco. There are not any craft beers in Morocco. Although a predominantly Muslim country, Morocco is not dry. Beer and alcohol are available in hotels, bars, restaurants servicing foreigners. Morocco has three primary Moroccan brands brewed in the country; Casablanca (Lager), Flag (Pilsner) and Stork (Light Lager). Heineken is also brewed in Morocco and is the number #1 international beer in the country.
We stayed at the Hyatt in the older part of downtown. The hotel was very nice, however the part of the city it is in was rather run down and old. The Hyatt had only one Moroccan beer available, Casablanca. This is a standard European lager, however a bit heavy bodied with a slight bock-like feel to it. Please be aware restaurants in Casablanca that primarily service locals may not serve any alcoholic beverage. If you are looking for beer, look for places that cater to the international travelers. They will have beer, wine and liquor.
To add some humor to this adventure, one of the restaurants we visited for lunch only served alcohol free beer. It was called Bavaria 0.0%. It is brewed in Holland by Bavaria brewery.
Marrakesh is a surprisingly nice place. A clean, bright and energetic city. To no one’s surprise there is not any craft beer bars in Marrakesh. It has apparently become a fairly popular tourist destination for much of Europe. Being a tourist city, beer and wine is readily available in most restaurants. I recommend walking through the Medina it is a crazy market area, however it is easy to get lost, so pay attention to your route. There are also many cultural sites to visit if you would like an education on the history of this part of the world.
I found this restaurant/bar on the web with a few nice reviews. It is in the market area next to the Jamaa el Fna Square. It is actually only about 30 meters down a street from the square. So it is easy to find without getting lost.
La Salama is on the 2nd and 3rd floors above the market. The 2nd floor is the restaurant and the 3rd floor is a very nice bar with a wall of windows letting in a lot of sunshine. (Yes, I visited during the afternoon). The beer selection is nothing to get excited about, they only have 3 beers: Casablanca, Flag and Heineken. Since I had the Casablanca in Casablanca I went with the Flag, which was very crisp and refreshing.