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Rio De Janeiro Will Host A Belgian Beer Weekend (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

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Rio de Janeiro will host Belgian Beer Weekend, a four day event that brings more than 40 Belgian breweries and nearly 200 labels together.  This will be the first time the 16 year old festival will be held outside of Brussels.

The public will be able to sample from the best Belgian breweries, including De Halve Maan, which has been producing beer for five centuries. Trignac de Vanhonsebrouck is another to watch, with a tripel aged in cognac barrels. Over 100 labels will be coming to Brazil for the first time.

Besides beer, the event promises to be a great foodie experience. Food trucks and stands will offer Belgian treats such as moules e frites (mussels marinated in beer with fries), pizza with a beer based dough, and cheese croquettes. There will also be a bistro to serve traditional meals such as vlaams stoofvlees, a meat stew cooked with Belgian beer, paired with fries and a beer. You can also count on Belgian chocolate and waffles for dessert, as well as beer flavored ice cream.

Chile, Beervana Is Now Delivering Craft Beer To The Whole Country (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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[Beervana]

Beer fanatics across the entire length of Chile, take note.  Santiago’s specialty beer store Beervana is now delivering to the entire country.  Below, the announcement.

After almost a year operating, Beervana is proud to announce the launch of our webpage where customers can order beers online for delivery. We are still working out some of the kinks, however craft beer fans from all over Chile now have the opportunity to purchase beers from across the globe and have them delivered directly to their doorstep. We will be adding new beers to the website as soon as they become available to us and over the next coming months, we will be adding in other products like merchandise and glassware for purchase. Many thanks for all of your support and we look forward to sending beer up and down this marvelous country for years to come.

Brewed For Brazil: Mikkeller Has Arrived! (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

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[Mikkeller]

Research director Mixen Lindberg of the award-winning Danish microbrewery Mikkeller arrived in Brazil on November 12th to present the new line Brewed for Brazil. The six artisanal beers include APA, Brett APA, Hoppy Lager, Coffee IPA, Session IPA e Hoppy Wit, all available at specialty stores now for R$25.

Butantan Food Park celebrated the arrival with Mikkeller Day on Saturday, November 15th, selling the new beers at a special price of R$19.

Stay on top of where you can find Mikkeller through their Facebook page for Brazil!

An Inside Look At Cervejaria Schornstein In Pomerode, Brazil (PO)

By Joanna Marracelli

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The microbrew scene just seems to keep growing in Brazil.  Cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero have new cervejarias opening up all the time.  Brazilians have a long tradition when it comes to beer and most of that started due to the many Germans that have immigrated here long ago.  In the state of Santa Catarina, you will find towns with the largest German population in Brazil.  The city of Pomerode is perhaps the most German of all, reflected in the language, the architecture and naturally, the beer.

Eisenbahn, which is located in the city of Blumenau, recently began exportation to the United States and is the most successful craft beer in Brazil.  They’ve won numerous medals, including the gold, for many of their beers.  They produce according to the Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law, which states that the beer can only contain water, barley and hops.

Zapata Resto Bar Offers Mexican Fare and Craft Brews In Ñuñoa

By Catie Brandl

[Catie Brandl]

[Catie Brandl]

Now with summer settling in, who doesn’t want to chill with friends and have a beer? Half beer store and half resto-bar serving Mexican-style street foods and some of the best in craft beers that Santiago has to offer, Zapata Resto-Bar is an absolute must for beer geeks.  One of a kind in Santiago, you can either buy your beer to take home or you can take a seat and enjoy a couple of brews at the bar-restaurant. If you can’t find a beer you like here, then you might consider sticking to wine.   

American Latins: 20 Questions With Darwin Santa Maria

By Patrick Hieger

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Back for another installment of American Latins, in which we talk to native Latin American chefs who are winning over hearts and stomachs in the Northern Hemisphere, this time we head to Sarasota, Florida, to talk with Peruvian chef Darwin Santa Maria.  Now the owner of Darwin’s on 4th and the new, first-ever Peruvian brewery Darwin Brewing Co., the chef and brewer is bringing the flavors of his native Peru to the United States in ways never before imagined.  By the end of the year, the brewery will be distributing his hand-crafted line of beers infused with ingredients like chicha morada and cacao to cities across Florida, and by early next year they’ll be canning, too.  Liquid Peru.  It sounds just perfect.

For this installment, there was no way we were going to sit down and talk with Darwin.  He’s been at beer and culinary events for a good portion of the year, not to mention behind the stoves or in the brew room.  Catching him hasn’t been easy.  However, we did manage to get him to answer a round of twenty questions, which you can read below.  Darwin Santa Maria is yet another great success story of someone who left one home for another, and in the process won over the locals with the exotic flavors and traditions of his homeland.  Needless to say, both the beer and the food are worth a trip to Florida.  We’ll buy the first round.