COSTA RICA EXTRA MAGAZINE – Beer is a major part of Costa Rica culture. And the Imperial brand is king. Manufactured by the Florida Ice & Farm company, the Imperial was first produced by the Ortega brewery in 1924 and is now produced in the Cerveceria Costa Rica. The lager is one of the most popular beer consumed in Costa Rica along with Pilsen and Rock Ice.
Now, comes Ámbar, the first Costa Rican beer to meet for the first in the country’s history Germany’s Provisional German Beer Law which allows a greater range of ingredients (only in top-fermenting beers) and additives, that have to be completely, or at least as much as possible, removed from the final product.
Märzen or Märzenbier (German: March beer) is a pale lager that originated in Bavaria.
For many years German beer was brewed in adherence to the Reinheitsgebot order or law which only permitted water, hops and malt as beer ingredients. The order also required that beers not exclusively using barley-malts such as wheat beer must be top-fermented.
The Cervecera Del Centro brewery, created in 2012 and headed by brew master Leonardo Rincón, is like a little piece of Germany in Ticolandia.