bmiheader

Our Weekly Digest is Live!

Public Archives Search

Keyword Search

STOCKS

Market quotes are powered by TradingView.com

Beer Insights Extras

Extra beer business news, thoughts and insights from the publishers of Beer Marketer’s Insights, Insights Express, Craft Brew News, Beverage Business Insights and Alcohol Issues Insights.

Craft Beer Hot in Argentina

The Steinman clan recently enjoyed a visit to Argentina, where Jason Steinman (soon to join Beer Marketer’s Insights) was doing a Spanish-language immersion program and traveling in South America.  There, we discovered a very hot craft beer scene.

We heard that craft beer has exploded in popularity in the past 5 years or so.  And saw, first-hand, that outdoor craft-beer-focused cafes were extremely popular.  In one case (in a 1 block stretch in Mendoza), the craft-beer spots were all hopping while the lone wine bar was virtually empty!  Perhaps a case of “not your father’s” preferred alcoholic beverage?

We visited one craft brewer in the Mendoza region at the tail end of our Uco Valley Wine Tour, Good Dog Cerveza, where owner Torey Novak (an expat who married an Argentine) proudly showed off his brewery. 

It must be challenging to run a brewery in a country where all foreign products and equipment are taxed at an extra 30%, where the peso keeps losing value against the dollar!

BA Beer Pairing Dinner at Union Square Cafe 2-5-19
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment