For decades, the Germans have had the most influence on most of the beer in Costa Rica. Although Imperials and Pilsens are de riguer at most brew pubs across the country, at these ten best brew pubs you'll probably find even more beers than you bargained for. For an especially beer drenched day, or get-away, start by taking a tour of Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Company's brewery in a refurbished factory outside of San Jose, and sample their Libertas Golden Ale and Segua Red Ale, both especially designed for Costa Rica’s tropical climate. Make your way through the mountains and down to the Caribbean coast to Puerto Viejo de Limon, and seek out the Bri Bri Springs Brewery at Kaya's Place in Black Beach. Every Thursday, the brew masters sample their original Choco Beer, created with local organic cacao. They credit the natural spring water that flows on their land in Bri Bri for their refreshingly sustainable "green" beer. At The Lazy Mon, you might find Pilsen, Costa Rica's second most popular national beer (it's a bit stronger than Imperial) in the fridge, and at Tasty Waves Cantina, you can nip on an imported Mexican Corona while tucking into your tacos.
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