Lionfish tournament, peach-palm fair, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Lionfish tournament, peach-palm fair, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - September 26, 2014

Dance: “Four-Speed Gearbox” The National Dance Company presents three different works during this weekend-long performance. “Caja de Cuatro Cambios” performs Sept. 26-28 at the Dance Theater, CENAC,…

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…

Comedy homage, massive DJ party and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Comedy homage, massive DJ party and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - August 22, 2014

Comedy: “Homage to Les Luthiers” The Argentine musical-comedy group “Les Luthiers” has been the Latin American equivalent of Monty Python since 1967. Catch this homage to the…

Save the beer: Climate change adds urgency to clean-water advocate’s rallying cry
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Save the beer: Climate change adds urgency to clean-water advocate’s rallying cry

David Boddiger - July 27, 2014

CHICAGO — On a recent evening, two inches of rain soaked the city, overwhelming the combined sewer system and forcing human waste into the Chicago River. It…

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…

‘Mother Africa’ acrobatics, British picnics and other happenings around Costa Rica
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‘Mother Africa’ acrobatics, British picnics and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - April 25, 2014

Mother Africa Prepare for sensory overload: Created by acrobat Winston Ruddle, “Mother Africa” combines Pan-African music, song, tumbling and step dance. The extravaganza showcases two dozen performers,…

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…