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VIDEO: Couple brews mead in Alajuela

Robert Isenberg - April 17, 2015

https://vimeo.com/125170895 When people think of “mead,” they usually think of Vikings guzzling horns of honey wine in their festhalls. But for married couple Michael Lindeman and Alejandra…

Beerfest to pour into La Sabana Park
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Beerfest to pour into La Sabana Park

Robert Isenberg - March 5, 2015

UPDATE: According to an article in La Nación, Beerfest has been postponed, due to licensing issues. It’s no secret: Costa Rica has become very passionate about its…

Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal
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Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal

Robert Isenberg - October 7, 2014

Last year, party maven Pablo Formal organized a massive Oktoberfest at Avenida Escazú. He wanted to accommodate singles, couples, families, and groups. He wanted all of Costa…

Perro Vida celebrates first year of craft brewing
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Perro Vida celebrates first year of craft brewing

Robert Isenberg - September 25, 2014

Most people in Costa Rica get it right away: (1) “Pura vida” is the national phrase, meaning “pure life.” (2) “Perro” means dog. (3) “Perro Vida” is…

The Public House embraces vintage aesthetic
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The Public House embraces vintage aesthetic

Robert Isenberg - September 13, 2014

In English, “public house” is an antiquated term, and most North Americans don’t realize that this formal Victorian phrase birthed the word “pub.” While “tavern” and “saloon” mean…

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

David Boddiger - 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.…

Delicious new gastropub El Gaff already becoming a thing
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Delicious new gastropub El Gaff already becoming a thing

Robert Isenberg - May 25, 2014

The word gastropub conjures some romantic images: earthy-looking pints of beer frothing on a bar, fashionable young people cavorting, in-house fermenting vessels, charismatic bartenders who mash barley…

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

David Boddiger - April 7, 2014

It can be challenging to find a good selection of beer in Costa Rica, but for the throngs of people who attended the third annual Craft Beer…

3rd annual Craft Beer Festival happening Saturday
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3rd annual Craft Beer Festival happening Saturday

David Boddiger - April 3, 2014

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. The April…