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The German presence in Costa Rica over the years has produced several fine beers, which are fairly inexpensive. Most Costa Rican beers are light pilsners. The most popular brands are Bavaria, Imperial, and Pilsen. Licensed local versions of Heineken and Rock Ice are also available.


Costa Rica BeerCosta Ricans have been enjoying this beer since 1924. Imperial is created from a balanced formula combining malts, grains and hops, without a pronounced overtone in its taste. It is what is known as a "centralized" beer. Adapted to a warm and spring-like climate, Imperial is Costa Rica's most popular and widely accepted beer, both nationally and internationally, and has thus become the favorite beer of Costa Rica.


Costa Rica BeerThis beer has a somewhat more noticeable bitterness, and its mixture of malts and rice makes it rather dry. With a refreshing feeling, balanced bouquet and full body, it works very well as an accompaniment to food. Pilsen has been on the national beer market since 1888.

Bavaria Gold

Costa Rica BeerThis beer is of the Dortmunder variety. Its high proportion of malts and fine quality hops, as well as its golden color and appetizing head, make Bavaria Gold a beer of European type and character. The sensory balance of freshness, body and bitterness, together with a jealously guarded production process, make Bavaria Gold a premium quality beer that has been in production since the 1930s.

Bavaria Light

Costa Rica BeerIs characterized by its low calorie and alcohol content. It has its own identity, its bitter flavor balanced with its body. Extremely refreshing, this beer quenches thirst without the "rebound"effect of sugars. It has generous fullness for its type, and all the qualities belonging to a perfect Lager. Florida has been producing Bavaria Light since 1993.

Bavaria Dark

Costa Rica BeerThis is a classic beer made with special malts and raw materials that produce its amber color, as well as its body and rather dry, light character that distinguishes it from other dark beers. In contrast to the general perception that traditional dark beers are bitter and "heavy" Bavaria Dark has very different characteristics, due to its hops content. Bavaria Dark was launched in 2001.


Costa Rica BeerIn 1999, Florida Ice and Farm introduced Kaiser to the Costa Rican beer market. Kaiser is a non-alcoholic beer produced through the separation of its alcohol by an "osmotic membrane" process using dialysis modules, so that the mother beers characteristics maintain a high level of flavor.
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