Costa Rican craft beer: Growth spurts and growing pains
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Costa Rican craft beer: Growth spurts and growing pains

Jill Replogle - May 12, 2016

I discovered Costa Rica's booming craft beer scene when I was pregnant: torture for a beer lover like me, and one who seeks out people doing new…

Announcing ‘News and Brews,’ a Tico Times event
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Arts and Culture
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Announcing ‘News and Brews,’ a Tico Times event

The Tico Times - April 15, 2016

In downtown San José, a man in rubber boots is carefully measuring grains to be transformed into his award-winning beer. In Cartago, another man is glued to his cell…

Costa Rica Craft Beer Festival gets bigger and better in 5th edition
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Costa Rica Craft Beer Festival gets bigger and better in 5th edition

Michael Krumholtz - March 13, 2016

It's no secret that Costa Rica has a hit-or-miss reputation with many of its festivals. Whether it was the disastrous mismanagement of last year's International Arts Festival,…

Tico brewer avenges Trump comments on immigrants
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Tico brewer avenges Trump comments on immigrants

Jill Replogle - July 12, 2015

While the fallout, and attention, from billionaire Donald Trump’s derogatory statements about Mexican immigrants continues, one Tico living in the United States is giving Trump the proverbial finger…

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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…

The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014

Lindsay Fendt - December 26, 2014

Winners   1) Luis Guillermo Solís [caption id="attachment_54702" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Alberto Font/The Tico Times[/caption] Coming out from the back of the pack to win the entire election,…

Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal
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Arts and Culture
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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…

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

Danielle Paquette | The Washington Post - 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…