It wasn’t until a few years ago that we can say we started developing a beer culture in Costa Rica. Not that long ago you could only buy (in bars and supermarkets) beers by the same huge beer house. Not that it was bad, but was a low-cost, massively produced beer and Ticos were just looking for its effect and not for any specific flavors or aromas in their glasses.
Now, that huge glass that restrained people from competing in a beer market against the industry giant has shattered, and with it a lot of new types of beers, with different colors, flavors and aromas have gotten accessible to the beer loving public. We’re now more curious about what beer is, how its made, and why not? how to make it ourselves. A lot of micro breweries started on the past two years and I believe Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Co. played a very important role in this change. What started in 2009 as a dream to brew a high quality craft beer and educate customers about the particularities of Craft beer is now a reality and a successful business.
Carpe Chepe‘s staff took a field trip to their facilities last week to do their beer tour and it was amazing! We learned a lot about beer history, the ingredients, process, and how these guys got themselves into a market that was pretty limited at the time. We got to sample 6 different beers, some of which you won’t find at any of their retail points.
The factory is located in Cartago, I know is not Chepe but it’s still worth recommending.
Their address: 800m west from Riteve, in Tejar del Guarco. Cartago
Their hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00 – 17:00, Sat: 13:00 – 16:00
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