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Saturday, March 16, 2013

April 20 - Festival de CERVEZA ARTESANAL II • BEER FESTIVAL - Escazu, Costa Rica

II Festival Cerveza Artesanal

Saturday•Sabado - April 20, 2013  -  11am-7pm

ESCAZU - Avenida Escazu - 1 block East of CIMA

15,000-c (around $30)
(cash only [I find exact change helps the lines go faster at these things])
(don't put off as tickets sold out REALLY FAST last year!!)

You MUST be 18 years of age or older and provide original proof of that.

The event will feature 2 tasting areas.
A commercial area where micro-breweries in the country will present their products and new creations.

And NON-commercial area where you can taste beers brewed by MicroBreweries are in the process of going to market and also enthusiastic HomeBrewers who practice this art as a hobby.

You register and receive a "Passport", a 4 ounce
commemorative glass and a decal.

The "Passport" has
a description and a space for your tasting notes of each beer.You'll present your "Passport" at each station and receive a 4 ounce sample and they will "mark" your "Passport" so you can not get duplicate samples. 
    You'll get to sample
15+ beers in 4 ounce cups.

To comply with regulations may smoke only in areas assigned as "smoking area"
Avenida Escazú has ample parking, access to buses and taxis. Additionally, the organization will have a chauffeur company assigned to those interested in this service.

music, educational lectures and award of the second national tournament home brew. 
Approaching the Craft Beer Festival II in April, stay tuned to our facebook because tickets will go on sale soon and last year sold very fast ... do not stay without your input. And if you're a homebrewer recalls that during the festival will have the II National Tournament homebrewing and have time to submit your beer before April 12 in licensed premises.

Se aproxima el II Festival Cerveza Artesanal en Abril, mantente atento a nuestro facebook porque las entradas saldrán a la venta pronto y el año pasado se vendieron muy rápido… no te quedes sin tu entrada. Y si eres cervecero casero recuerda que durante el festival tendremos el II Torneo Nacional de Cerveza Casera y tienes tiempo de presentar tu cerveza antes del 12 de Abril en los locales autorizados.

Bienvenido a la página oficial del II Festival Cerveza Artesanal - Costa Rica 2013

Te invitamos a la segunda edición del Festival Cerveza Artesanal 2013, en el cual los participantes podrán disfrutar de la degustación de  cervezas artesanales, charlas educativas sobre cerveza, regalos, música y el segundo torneo de elaboración de cerveza casera. 

El evento contará con dos áreas de degustación.  Un área comercial donde las micro-cervecerías del país presentarán sus productos y nuevas creaciones.  Y un área no-comercial donde podrás degustar de cervezas elaboradas por micro-cervecerías que están en proceso de salir al mercado y también por entusiastas cerveceros caseros que practican este arte por hobby.

Lugar y fecha del evento
El evento tendrá lugar en Avenida Escazú el sábado 20 de Abril 2013 iniciando a las 11:00am y extendiéndose hasta las 7:00pm

Logística del evento

    El Festival es un evento privado para mayores de 18 años al cual se puede asistir con la compra de entrada y donde se obtiene una serie limitada de muestras de diferentes estilos de cerveza artesanales. En el evento  predominan las charlas educativas en un ambiente responsable, sano y seguro. 

    El evento empieza a las 11:00 am con el pre registro y con la entrega de “pasaportes”.
    La función del “pasaporte” es registrar las cervezas artesanales que se van degustando. El pasaporte brinda una descripción y un espacio para apuntes de la cata de cada cerveza.   
    Cada participante entregará el pasaporte en la estación designada para entrega de muestras, la persona a cargo de la estación servirá la muestra y marcará el pasaporte.
    Una vez marcada la cerveza en el pasaporte no se podrá repetir.  En su lugar la persona sigue a la siguiente estación de su preferencia para continuar degustando otras cervezas.  
    Se contará con más de 15 cervezas para degustar y cada una se sirve en muestras de 4oz.
    Para cumplir con las regulaciones se podrá fumar solamente en las zonas asignadas como “zona de fumado”
    Avenida Escazú cuenta con un amplio parqueo, acceso con parada de autobuses y taxis.   Adicionalmente la organización contará con una empresa de chofer asignado para aquellos interesados en obtener este servicio.
    Durante el evento se contara con música, charlas educativas y la premiación del segundo torneo nacional de cerveza casera.   Para más detalles refiérase al calendario de actividades del festival y al reglamento del torneo de cerveza casera.

La compra de la entrada es  solo para mayores de 18 años

Un solo precio de entrada de 15.000 colones (solo venta en efectivo) que te ofrece:

    Degustación de todas las cervezas en el festival (al menos 15 cervezas artesanales diferentes) en muestras de 4 oz
    Camiseta, pasaporte, vaso conmemorativo y calcomanía.
    Acceso a charlas educativas y a la premiación del II Torneo Nacional de Cerveza Casera

Las entradas se pueden adquirir únicamente en preventa en los locales autorizados.   No se venderán entradas el día del evento.

    Product C: Avenida Escazú.  Tel: 2288-5570. Web:  www.product-c.com
    TicoBirra: diagonal a la Artística carretera principal a Pavas.  Tel: 2296-3486. Web: www.ticobirra.com
    La Bodega de Chema: 125 Sur Casa Italia,  Av 10, Calle 29.  Tel: 2280-7339. Web: www.bodegadechema.com
    Costa Rica Craft Brewing: 800 oeste de Riteve en Tejar de Cartago.  Tel: 2573-3724.  Web: www.beer.cr

Beer festival organizers seek to transform the drinking culture here
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Costa Rica Craft Brewing, the Cartago firm that produces several types of beer favored by expats, plans its second annual beer brewing festival in conjunction with the Club de Cerveceros Caseros y Artesanales de Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a land dominated by one major brewer, and Costa Rica craft brewing has made inroads into the market with its distinctive products.

Peter Gilman, the brewery's general manager said in a release that the beer festival, which will be at Avenida Escazú April 20, is trying to reshape the beer culture in the way that an influx of imported wines did for that market in the last 10 years.

The company also has announced plans to move to Santa Ana this year.

The announcement promises that there will be many types of beer available at the festival, including beer made from wheat, toasted malts and even some made from mango and other organic products. There even is a brew that has been aged in oak casks for a year, said the release.

beer festival

The event will include some discussion and lecture sessions.

There is a 15,000-colon fee for attending.

The release also mentioned two other microbrewers that have gone into operation. They were identified as Treintaycinco and Costa Rica Meadery, which makes a drink from honey. Two brewpubs will show their products. They were identified as Volcano Brewing from Arenal and Bribri Springs from the Caribbean coast. Other microbrews are in the process of opening, said the release.

Gilman noted beer's rich history and said that his firm seeks to replace the culture that emphasized drinking to excess with a respect for beer that emphasizes appreciation of the product.

The beer festival has its own

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