Once Mexico’s booze of ‘drunks,’ mezcal earns respect
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Once Mexico’s booze of ‘drunks,’ mezcal earns respect

Carola Solé | AFP - August 4, 2014

SANTIAGO MATATLÁN, Mexico – Once derided as a drink for destitute drunkards, Mexico's smoky-flavored mezcal liquor has come out of the shadows to become a trendy booze…

Costa Rica National Police seize 7,000 bottles of illegal hooch
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Costa Rica National Police seize 7,000 bottles of illegal hooch

L. Arias - June 23, 2014

National Police officers in the Caribbean canton of Pococí, Limón, over the weekend seized 7,000 bottles of adulterated liquor and shut down two local bars that sold them.…

Volcano beer returns to the beach
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Volcano beer returns to the beach

Suzanna Lourie - June 4, 2014

TAMARINDO, Guanacaste – 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…

Brewery Treintaycinco wins silver in Brazilian beer competition
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Brewery Treintaycinco wins silver in Brazilian beer competition

Robert Isenberg - May 27, 2014

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.…

Costa Rica has the 4th highest rate of alcoholism in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Costa Rica has the 4th highest rate of alcoholism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corey Kane - May 19, 2014

The beer-loving Central American country had the fourth highest rate of alcohol dependence in the region, though it was not significantly higher than the regional average. The…