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Roberta Sudbrack Is Popping Up With SudDog Tomorrow In Rio (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Roberta Sudbrack / Instagram]

[Roberta Sudbrack / Instagram]

Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, acclaimed chef Roberta Sudbrack will be taking her culinary skills on the road when she pops up at Jeffrey Store with her hand crafted line of SudDog hot dogs, to be paired with the store’s new line of craft beers, Jeffrey Niña.  Dubbed SudDay, Sudbrack is taking advantage of the huge success of her dogs at the recent RioGastronomia to once again bring sausage-crazy diners a chance to indulge.  Guests will be able to match her unique dogs with Jeffrey Niña, a new Belgian-style brew with hints of lemon and cilantro.  Need any more reason to get out?

SudDay will take place tomorrow, October 11, from 12:00 until 22:00 (or until the dogs run out).  Jeffrey store is located at Rua Tubira, 8, loja C, Leblon.  Entry is free, dogs will cost R$ 23, and beers R$ 10.  Salud! 

A British Pub Finds A Home In Lima At Wicks

By Maribel Rivero

[Maribel Rivero]

[Maribel Rivero]

Lima’s craft brew scene offers camaraderie, good times, and authenticity.  Wicks Brewpub encompasses these traits brought to you by owners William and Vanessa Montoyo Wicks.    There you’ll find a cozy English-style pub in the up and coming Barranco District, where everybody knows your name or at least offers a warm smile.  Expat bartenders like Canadian bartender Melanie serve up Wicks’ weekly craft brew.

Mistura Will Feature A New Craft Beer Section This Year (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Patrick Hieger]

[Patrick Hieger]

Taking full advantage of the craft beer explosion that is taking place in Lima and across Peru, this year Mistura will feature the first-ever “Pabellón de Cervezas,” a section of the festival dedicated entirely to Peru’s burgeoning craft beer industry.  The beer section of the festival will be separate from, though most likely close to, the Bars and Pisco mundos.  There will tables, live music, and beers from the breweries leading the next front in Peru’s seemingly endless foray into the best in international gastronomy.  Cheers.

Aprovechando en total de la explosión de cerveza artesanal que está pasando por Lima y todo Peru, este año Mistura presentará el primero “Pabellón de Cervezas,” una ala del festival dedicada exclusivamente al mundo en crecimiento de cervezas artesanales en Peru.  El sector del festival estará separado, pero probablamente cerca de, los mundos de Bares y Pisco.  Habrán mesas, música en vivo, y cervezas de las cervecerías que van en cabeza del nuevo sector de la incursión de Peru dentro de la mejor gastronomía del mundo.  Salud.

Tradition Meets Modern Craft At Lima’s Barranco Beer Company

By Maribel Rivero

[BBC / Facebook]

[BBC / Facebook]

Lima’s craft beer scene would not be complete without a micro-brewery like Barranco Beer Company.   Owners and cousins Andrés Lefevre and Maurice Lefevre opened in June 2013, filling the void of what has quickly become an emerging trend in Peru’s hottest city.  As for the cousins, you could say they have been researching since childhood.

Andrés dates his interest in beer brewing to his grandfather’s 15 year tenure at Pilsen Brewery in Callao.  His grandfather always had cases of beer on hand ready for sharing with family and friends.   He recalls there being a difference in people’s preference for beer from the old Pilsen, Callao plant known as “Casa Viejo” to the modern Pilsen, at its Ate location, known as the “Casa Nuevo”.  The difference in taste was due to the antiquated processing which, by today’s standards,  would be considered un-hygienic, as well as oxidized pipes that would give the beer a unique taste compared to the modern plant.  Living the history of the beer culture has influenced his passion for brewing.   

The Beers You Should Be Drinking: Lima

By Maribel Rivero

[Maribel Rivero]

[Maribel Rivero]

Although Peruvian cuisine has become one of the hottest new trends both in South America and the world at large, they’ve only really had Pisco to rely on as a national beverage that could be enjoyed while eating.  And while neighboring countries like Brazil, Chile, and Argentina have booming beverage sections including both beer and wine, Peru’s biggest claim to fame has been food.  As of late, though, that all seems to be changing.

Just last month, the first ever Peruvian wine week was held throughout restaurants in Lima to celebrate the burgeoning market that, until now, has only used grapes for distilling, not for fermenting.  There’s also been a major influx of ex-pats, cooks, and beer enthusiasts heading back to Lima, eager to bring the craft brew scene that’s been exploding around the world back home.  Once the beer and wine scenes reach a level of maturation that other countries around the continent have reached, there really won’t be much that’s out of the realm of Peruvian gastronomy.

The Beers You Should Be Drinking: Buenos Aires

By Megan Chochla

[Megan Chochla]

[Megan Chochla]

Argentina is, of course, known for exceptional wines.  But we all love an underdog right?  Enter Argentine beer.  Anyone who lives in or visits Argentina and is on the hunt for beer risks being sucked into the Quilmes black hole–it is everywhere, and it is cheap.  Sometimes, this is exactly what you’re after, but other times, you’re after something with a bit more oomph.  Thankfully, there’s a new craft beer industry that’s steadily growing and pushing new boundaries.  Along with this comes a plethora of incredible beer to try.  Here are just a few to get you started.

Watch This Video Of People Trying Craft Beer For The First Time (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[CerveTV]

[CerveTV]

Now that strangers kissing each other for the first time has become a viral sensation, other firsts must now be documented.  And, with craft beer steadily reaching peak trend, having a bunch of (for some reason) shirtless people drink a variety of the brew’s different styles for the first time seems just right.  In this send up of craft brew, beard, and tattoo culture, watch as a bunch of seeming novices gulp, sip, pour, and bathe in craft beer for the first time.  None of them have shirts on, and the effects of each beer are quite varied.  As they say in the video, “If you’ve never tried craft beer, you’ve never tried beer.”  Amen.

De Gusta Beer and Food Is This Weekend In São Paulo (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[De Gusta]

[De Gusta]

Beer lovers of São Paulo take note.  This weekend the city’s biggest beer festival, De Gusta Beer and Food, will take over the Imigrantes Convention Center for three days of more than 100 beers, food, product launches, and much much more.  The festival, which has now become an annual event, will take place from August 1 to 3 in São Paulo.  More than 8,000 visitors came out for last year’s festival, and with an even bigger lineup this year, the crowds are only going to increase, too.  Some of Brazil’s best small-label beers will be on hand serving up more than 400 different labels of beer.

Tickets to De Gusta are R$ 40 per person, which gets you a tasting glass.  Inside the event, tickets will be available for purchase, good for beer and food.  In addition to the tastings, there will be workshops about pairing foods, brewing, and more.  For more information, or a complete list of the brewers that will be on hand, check out the festival’s website in English or Portuguese.  For the true beer enthusiast, this is not to be missed.  Salud!