For many years, the beer in Costa Rica was only part of the known national beers: Imperial brand and Pilsen brand. However, in 2010, several Costa Rican enterprises decided to bet within the craft beer marketing. This craft beer has delicious and single tastes, among them we should stand out “Segua” brand and “Libertas” brand, and some other ones.
In 2017, the Costa Rican Craft Beer Brewers Association (ACACR, its acronyms in Spanish) was registering more than 50 brewers who had enterprises of different size. Nowadays, there are at least 80 craft beer breweries in the country. They are in different developing phases. In the biggest country’s supermarkets, it is possible to find an 8.19% of the craft beers, and a 41.19% of national beer. The other 50.63% is imported beer.
The Costa Rican beer, from the most commercial beer to the most craft beer can be gotten at some local convenience stores (known as “pulperías” in Costa Rica), at medium-sized and big supermarkets, at liquor stores, and of course, at every restaurant, pub, or “soda” (a kind of snack bar) that have the required patent to sell alcoholic beverages. Therefore, if you are a beer lover, we invite you to savor the different options during your next trip to Costa Rica.