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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Craft beer revolution


VIDEO: Couple brews mead in Alajuela

For married couple Michael Lindeman and Alejandra Arraya, mead is an opportunity to raise bees, cultivate honey, and brew vats of sweet liqueur in their home in Alajuela.

Beerfest to pour into La Sabana Park

UPDATE: According to an article in La Nación, Beerfest has been postponed, due to licensing issues.

Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal

Last year’s event might already have qualified as huge, but this Oktoberfest will be even bigger: The event is moving from the Avenida Escazú shopping area to the Pedregal Event Center in Belén, one of the largest venues in Costa Rica.

Perro Vida celebrates first year of craft brewing

Founded last year by three beer enthusiasts from the United States, Perro Vida has become one of the fastest-growing microbreweries in the country. This weekend Perro Vida will throw a party to celebrate their whirlwind first year in business.

The Public House embraces vintage aesthetic

The hipster-steampunk mashup has a certain romantic appeal. This is not the kind of “Irish pub” that hangs old Guinness posters and blasts The Chieftains all night long.

Volcano beer returns to the beach

This summer, taking a six-pack of Imperial to the beach may not be the only option for surfers and sunbathers hitting the sand for a day of fun in the waves.

Brewery Treintaycinco wins silver in Brazilian beer competition

Costa Rica’s brewing scene garnered international recognition last weekend as craft beer company Treintaycinco returned from the Great South Beer Cup in Brazil with a silver medal. The distinguished award is yet another sign that the country’s craft beer revolution is in full swing.

Delicious new gastropub El Gaff already becoming a thing

El Gaff is off to a good start, with its mysterious name and prime location on a Los Yoses side street.

3rd annual Craft Beer Fest offers a taste of the future in Costa Rica

It can be a challenge to find a good selection of beer in Costa Rica, but for the throngs of people who attended the third annual Craft Beer Festival Saturday in Avenida Escazú, the more relevant challenge was figuring out which beers to try.

3rd annual Craft Beer Festival happening Saturday

The Craft Beer Festival is back for a third go-round, again being held at Avenida Escazú, again including small-scale brewers from all over Costa Rica.
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