Explore San Jose’s Barrio Escalante and its assortment of microbreweries on a 3-hour beer tasting tour. Your informative local guide shares knowledge of Costa Rica’s burgeoning beer culture and accompanies you to a variety of brewpubs where you’ll taste a sampling (10 in all) of the choicest beers. Learn about the increase in popularity of craft beers as you discover new flavors, paired with tapas. Enjoy a brief stop at Artesanos Market to browse for souvenirs along the way! Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience.
Meet your friendly guide at the National Theater and make a brief stop at Artesanos Market — the best place to find authentic local souvenirs — en route to Barrio Escalanate. Most of the city’s beer-obsessed venues are based in this neighborhood, located in the eastern part of San Jose. Your pub tour kicks into full gear at a local brewery that crafts its own beer. Get a full introduction with a brief history of the craft beer movement in Costa Rica, followed by a beer tasting. You’ll savor some of the finest brews among three small samples featuring different styles, from stouts to IPAs.Continue walking through the neighborhood and pop into some of the area’s most popular watering holes, where you’ll rub elbows with the locals and discover why these spots are so beloved. At each pub or microbrewery you’ll either sample the in-house beer or a local craft beer, paired with some Costa Rican tapas to indulge your appetite.Finish your beer-tasting tour of San Jose at Stiefel Pub, a great location to continue your evening. Your guide will provide further recommendations of places to grab a bite to eat or keep sampling the best craft beers around.