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Pescado Frito y Imperial

A favorite at any time, but especially in the town of Puntarenas, by the ocean, in an open front restaurant, you cannot beat a Pescado Frito (whole fried fish) and an ice-cold Imperial, Costa Rica's most popular beer. Can't get to the beach? Here's a...

Bill To Prohibit Sale of Liquor In Mini-supermarkets

The Legislative Comission for Children, Youth and Adolescents (Comisión de Niñez, Juventud y Adolescencia) is evaluating a bill to prohibit the sale of liquor in mini-supermarkets located in residential areas or near schools, day care centers, churches, hospitals, clinics and senior centers. According to legislator...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies today. In Annie's words, "As a travel editor, I've been to a fair amount of places around the world — and Costa Rica is hands down,...

Wine Leads Growth in Costa Rican Liquor Consumption

An almost 40% increase has been reported in retail sales of wine between 2011 and 2016, beating other beverages such as beers and spirits. An article on Nacion.com states that "...Consumption of alcoholic beverages increased in the last five years in Costa Rica and wine...

Costa Rica Beer Market Growing: Genessee Beer Joins The Growing List Of Beer Brands

Q COSTA RICA  - Costa Rica's Florida Ice & Farm Co (FIFCO) has started selling the Genesee beer brand in the country, which is produced in the U.S. by North American Breweries (NAB). NAB, headquartered in Rochester, New York was formed in 2009 and since...

Budweiser is changing its name to America!

It is not known if and when the change will hit Costa Rica, but be ready to grab an "America" instead of a "Bud" the next time you are looking for an American beer. In the past week, the social media was overrun with claims that...

The Eagle Has Landed At The San Jose Airport

QCOSTARICA - The eagle has landed in front of boarding gate number nine of the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport, the first "Imperial" bar in the country for Ticos leaving the country and visitors waiting for their connection. The bar, strategically located to give...

The Power Of The “Imperial”!

QCOSTARICA - Imperial is Costa Rica's national beer, Ticos have been drinking it since 1924 and is no quickly making a name for itself around the world, thanks to many like U.S. former professional soccer player Landon Donovan. Donovan, widely considered to be the best...

More Than Half of Municipalities Will Allow Liquor Sales During Easter

QCOSTARICA - 46 of the 81 cantons so far have said they will allow the sale ofl liquor during Semana Santa. By contrast, 26 municipalities made the decision to apply the prohibition in their cantons. The Executive Director of the Unión Nacional de Gobiernos Locales,...

MAP: The Most Popular Beer In Every Country

COSTA RICA EXTRA - After publishing our guide to America’s most popular beers, Vinepair took a look at the rest of the world. With their curiosity piqued, they set out to find every country in the world’s most popular beer. The map below brings together dozens...

Craft Beer Festival Saturday in Escazú

The 2nd Craft Beer Festival (II Festival de Cerveza Artesanal) will take place Saturday, April 20, at Avenida Escazú, providing an excellent opportunity for all in Costa Rica to know the concept of craft beer. The event is organizrd by the Asociación de Cerveceros Caseros...

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