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El Cascayal

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During a wonderfully informative nocturnal tour of la Catedral de Santiago, I was made aware of this star at the base of the Botafumeiro. Any thoughts from you who are connoisseurs of both?
 

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Well, the beer has only been around since 1906 so I guess the use of the symbol on the Botafumeiro pre-dates it. Hijos de Rivera seem to sponsor a Formula 1 race team, a few football teams and a Netflix series but there is no mention of the Cathedral on their website.

Godgle proves useless in identifying any heraldic or historic significance of the "Star of Galicia".
 

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During a wonderfully informative nocturnal tour of la Catedral de Santiago, I was made aware of this star at the base of the Botafumeiro. Any thoughts from you who are connoisseurs of both?

That's a good observation!

Perhaps it is an encouragement to the eight men laboring to swing the big thing: It’s hard work, but when you finish, a cold beer is waiting! :D
 
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Bobthebome

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Well, the beer has only been around since 1906 so I guess the use of the symbol on the Botafumeiro pre-dates it. Hijos de Rivera seem to sponsor a Formula 1 race team, a few football teams and a Netflix series but there is no mention of the Cathedral on their website.

Godgle proves useless in identifying any heraldic or historic significance of the "Star of Galicia".
They actually have sponsored Carlos Sainz (Spanish driver) for several years. He currently drives for Ferrari.
 

Robi Diaz De Vivar

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During a wonderfully informative nocturnal tour of la Catedral de Santiago, I was made aware of this star at the base of the Botafumeiro. Any thoughts from you who are connoisseurs of both?
Can't be a coincidence. The idea of doing a Camino without tercios de Estrella Galicia is just unthinkable. Sorry.
 

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During a wonderfully informative nocturnal tour of la Catedral de Santiago, I was made aware of this star at the base of the Botafumeiro. Any thoughts from you who are connoisseurs of both?
I am not in any way certain, though I would think that the inclusion of the 'star' on the bottle label might very well have been inspired by the botafumeiro.

The connection of Estrella Galicia with both Santiago and the Camino is strong, and a 'limited edition' beer was launched for the 2021/2022 Año Xacobeo. Look carefully, as the bottle and glass are both set upon a 'mojones' - a way marker stone.
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My personal preference is for the 'regular' Estrella Galicia, especially at the end of a good days walking on the Camino ! Any Camino !
 
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