(QCOSTARICA) As craft beer tourism continues to grow as one of the most popular trends, Costa Rica has become the go-to spot for those looking to savor the many options of brews. With over 40 microbreweries, this small country has become one of the hottest places in Latin America to grab a cold, refreshing glass.
The 4th edition of Oktober Beerfest in Costa Rica will take place on October 15-16 at the Parque Viva in Alajuela
In an effort to find a singular “tico” flavor, the Costa Rica Craft Brewers Association began a local movement that forever changed the country’s beer culture. Since 2011, the popularity of microbreweries has taken over the nation, making San Jose the center of this movement.
In celebration of Costa Rica’s craft beer revolution, local and international companies will come together to celebrate Oktober Beerfest in a tropical setting. For the last four years, the festival has become one of the largest platforms for small and established breweries to showcase their unique offerings.
“We are expecting to set a new record for the festival’s 4th edition with over 2,000 more attendees than last year,” said Pablo Formal, coordinator of Oktober Beerfest. “We want this event to continue to bring family and friends together, as well as to bring awareness of Costa Rica’s artisanal craft beer scene.”
With an expected attendance of 14,000 people, the event will feature authentic German fare including brezels (Bavarian-style pretzels) and sausages, live music from national and international artists, as well as an impressive selection of more than 200 beers.
The event will begin Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to midnight and continue on Sunday, Oct. 16 from noon to 10 p.m. at Parque Viva (Viva Park) in Alajuela.
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Entrance starts at ¢12.000 for general admisstion to ¢20.000 for Oktoberfan . Tickets available at Boleteria.cr or Call Center: 2247-5050.
For more information on Oktober Beerfest, visit www.facebook.com/OktoberBFCR.
Sources: PRNewswire, Costa Rica Tourism Board, Facebook