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.
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.
Peering at the monitor, beer in hand, all Zach Boyd can see is a small cottage, a pick up truck and clusters of trees. He is playing the game GeoGuessr, which shows players a street view image from Google Maps, then has them guess its location. Boyd and the other owners of Brewha Costa Rica in the Orosi Valley play it often.