The IBD in Costa Rica

Ricardo Solis, our Learning Partner for Iberoamerica, continues to introduce the IBD in Spanish-speaking countries. On this occasion, almost 100 brewers in Costa Rica attended "The IBD Day " held on Saturday, 29th July.

The beautiful Central American country was chosen to host the IBD mainly because it is the country with the second highest number of brewers having passed the General Certificate in Brewing, and it has a consolidated brewing industry with around 200 local microbreweries that have been developing in the last decade.

The event was a great success, and it has fulfilled the objective of bringing the IBD closer to Costa Rica and Central America with an impeccably organised event attended by almost a hundred brewers from all over Costa Rica who were able to learn about the GCB offered in Spanish and hear the experiences and testimonials of those who have already been certified.

We were welcomed by Casa Cerveceria Eremita, an intimate project focused on brewing innovation. Their proposal is a blend of fresh beers that have gone through a reinterpretation of classic styles focused on the highest drinkability possible, Ignacio Castro and "el Ermitaño" are developing a complex line of mixed fermentation beers using yeasts harvested from fruits, forests and places that only el Ermitaño has access to, with the goal of achieving a unique and decidedly Costa Rican flavour over the next decade.

Participating brewers were able to learn from the interesting talks by Micromatic on Good Dispensing Practices, Fermentis on Non-Saccharomyces Yeast, Hopsteiner on Hop Innovation and Rahr Malting on Understanding Malt Analysis.

With this event, the IBD continues to consolidate its presence in Central America and throughout the Spanish-speaking area.

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