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From Old World To New: Inside Lima Microbrewery Nuevo Mundo (ES)

By Anna Virkama de Cabrejos

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

[Juan Martin Cabrejos]

On a Friday night in February, a small group of beer enthusiasts had gathered inside of a microbrewery in Lima’s Surquillo neighborhood. Yann Lemaire, one of the founders of Nuevo Mundo Cervecería, was there to walk the group through different processes of beer making, from the selection of the malts to mashing, adding of water and hops, fermentation and finally the much anticipated beer tasting.

Brazil’s Paladar Has Launched A New Beer Guide (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Paladar]

[Paladar]

Perhaps only behind food trucks and the growing number of parks opening around the country, craft beer is trending hard in Brazil right now. With small breweries popping up in cities large and small, as well as the largest Oktoberfest in the world outside of Germany, it can be a little difficult to know just what beer to drink on what occasion. Taking advantage of the trend and looking to help out beer lovers across Brazil, leading gastronomy blog Paladar has created a new guide that looks at some of the best small breweries throughout the country. 

The Beers You Should Be Drinking: São Paulo, Brazil

By Joanna Marracelli

[Laurent Lhomond]

[Laurent Lhomond]

The craft beer scene has been exploding in Brazil over the past few years. Brahmas and Skols are being replaced with IPAs, Double Bocks, Stouts and Weiss beers as Brazilians have been discovering the appeal and taste of a quality well-crafted beer.  The success has been staggering and the microbrew scene just continues to skyrocket, especially over the past five years.

Despite what many might think, cachaça is not the country’s national beverage.  It’s beer. In fact, Brazil is one of the top five beer producers in the world.  Brazilians like their beer and they like it cold.  Like, really, really ice cold.  Like so cold they go to extreme lengths to keep the brews chilled.  I am convinced that the largest sized beers you can order only come in 600 mL bottles (as opposed to 1 Liter) because the Brazilians have been infected with a rare disorder. I’ve gone to the trouble of naming this disease, F.B.W. (Fear of Beer Warming).  This is a more serious affliction than global warming in the minds of Brazilians.  No one knows exactly where this irrational fear stems from but it’s certainly deep-rooted and widespread in the culture.  There are a number of things you’ll notice when you order a beer here, in a collective effort to prevent FBW.

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

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Belgian Beer Weekend]

[Belgian Beer Weekend]

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

[Beervana]

[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

[Mikkeller]

[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!

Lima’s First Annual Brewfest Peru Starts Today In San Borja (ES)

By Maribel Rivero

[Brewfest Peru]

[Brewfest Peru]

In an effort to promote the growing market of artisanal beers being produced in Peru, twelve producers will be on hand this Friday through Sunday in Lima’s San Borja district for the first ever Brewfest Peru.  All weekend long, independent breweries like Sierra Andina, Nuevo Mundo, and Supay will be out with more than 50 styles of beer to represent this thriving new wing in Peruvian gastronomy.  In addition to the massive selection of beers, there will be beer games, a Miss Brewfest competition, live music, and more.

Entry to Brewfest is free.  The event kicks off at 13:00 daily, and will take place at Av. Rosa toro 1151 in San Borja.  Salud.  We’ll see you there. 

En un esfuerzo por promover el crecimiento del mercado de cervezas artesanales que se producen en Peru, doce productores estarán presentes este viernes al domingo en el distrito San Borja de Lima para el primer Brewfest Peru.  Durante todo el fin de semana, cervecerías independientes como Sierra Andina, Nuevo Mundo, y Supay estarán presentes con más de 50 estilos de cervezas para representar esta nueva ala próspera de la gastronomía peruana.  Además de la selección grande de cervezas, habrán juegos de cerveza, un concurso de Reína Brewfest, música en vivo, y más.

La entrada a Brewfest es libre.  El evento empieza a las 13:00 cada día, y tendrá lugar en Av. Rosa Toro 1151 en San Borja.  Salud.  Nos vemos allá.