Craft Beer Created in Nosara Stablished in Costa Rica
What does beer mean for you? Social lubricant? Something to cool off with on those hot afternoons? Or is it a passion like it is for CS and Stefano from the Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company (CRCB). Christopher Scott Derrick (CS), of Florida, USA, is the master brewer of the fairly new outfit, while Costa Rican Stefano Marín is the assistant brewer at CRCB.
CS started brewing beer more than 20 years ago. In the US he worked in Colorado, which is known by beer lovers as a craft beer mecca. In Latin America he has brewed in Venezuela, and of course, Costa Rica. As opposed to years of experience that the master brewer has, young assistant brewer, Stefano Marín had a-year-long home brewing experience before he started to work with the company. Luckily, Nosareños don’t have to drive all the way to San Jóse to taste their two ales (Libertas, the tropical golden ale, and Segua, the red ale). They are available at a few local hotels and bars. While Casa Tucan Restaurante, Marlin Bill’s and Harmony Hotel have already included them in their menu, Mini Super Guiones is currently the only market that offers them. Black Sheep, the Irish Pub of Nosara located in the mountains is also serving it, but the venue is only open for private parties.