At Cerveceria Independiente we enjoy beer. We enjoy all styles and believe there is a beer for any occasion. Sometimes a dark and heavy beer is perfect for the moment, other times a big hoppy beer is just right. For this beer, we wanted to make something that is easy to drink on the hottest days in Guanacaste. Inspired by the roadside stands we see stacked high with round basketball shaped melons, we wanted to capture the satisfaction of a cold chunk of watermelon straight from the cooler while enjoying a Sunday afternoon at Playa Conchal.
Milk Chocolate and Beer - we cannot find a valid enough reason to not combine them. We use single estate chocolate nibs provided by local chocolatier Maleku to give this brew a nice tropical cocao flavor. Dark, malty, and full flavored, it’s our opinion this beer provides even more evidence that beer and chocolate go great together.
Costa Rica may be thousands of miles from the USA, but the classic west coast IPA flavor works just as well here on the beach. As the ultra-high IBU craze began to be replaced by more mouth friendly late boil hop additions, we grew more fond of the IPA style. For ours we use 6 different new world hops to give a citrus and floral character to an otherwise smooth drinking beer.
When a seasonally brewed beer is great year round, in our opinion it shouldn’t be brewed only seasonally. Instead, occasionally we use seasonal ingredients to give an updated taste to an otherwise easy drinking brew. Depending on the time of year, you may find our Saison fermented with up to a dozen different tropical adjunct ingredients. It’s our take on “Seasonal."