December has no scarcity of reasons to drink and celebrate. At the Nosara Craft Beer Festival, the argument to drink beer carries weight because with each beverage purchased, you will be helping Nosara Animal Care, an organization that protects animals.
Now in its second year, the festival takes place tomorrow, Dec. 10, from 4-10 p.m., and is organized by Nosara Animal Care and the sports bar Solo Bueno (Playa Guiones).
According to board member Jennifer Simmons, last year’s fest helped raise more than $4,000 to fund animal-rescue programs, school awareness campaigns and spay and neuter programs.
And the Beer?
Five craft beer companies are participating this year: La Selva, Volcano Brewing Company, Angry Goats Brewery, Domingo 7 and Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company.
Beers sold in 8-ounce glasses cost ¢1,500, and large, 16-ounce mugs cost ¢3,000.
VIP tickets are sold out, but there are plenty of general admission tickets left at ¢10,000 each, which includes a festival cup and five raffle tickets. This year more than 25 prizes will be raffled off, ranging from dinners at restaurants to surf lessons. Admission tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the festival.
The festival also will have live music provided by the band The Peladas Dog and guest DJs. Plus, Mexican restaurant El Chiva will be selling food, with profits donated to the cause.