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Beer in Central America

Countries

Belize

Belikin is the leading domestically produced beer brand in Belize.

Costa Rica

Imperial, Imperial Light, Imperial Silver, Pilsen, Pilsen 6.0, Bavaria Gold, Bavaria Light, Bavaria Dark, Rock Ice and Rock Ice Limón . With the exception of Bavaria Negra, all are light-coloured, light-bodied lagers. The non-alcoholic Kaiser is also produced in the country. In 2010, a microbrewery in Cartago started producing and selling two beers- Libertas and Segua.

El Salvador

The Salvadorean beers [1] are Pilsener Lager Bier (most prominent brand in the country),[2] Golden Light, Regia "Extra" Lager and Suprema Premium Lager; all manufactured by Cervecevia La Constancia, a subsidiary of SABMiller. The only current competitor is Brahva, a local minor brand distributed by AmBev. Other international brands such as Heineken, Baltika or Corona are offered in the beer market, but also distributed (with lower sales) by the subsidiaries mentioned above.

Guatemala

The most famous beer is Gallo and its varieties Gallo Light and Chopp Gallo among others like Victoria, Dorada Light, Dorada Draft, Montecarlo and Moza all manufactured by Cervecería Centro Americana S.A. locally.

Honduras

The big Honduran beers are Salva Vida, Imperial, Port Royal and Barena. All four are owned by the Cerveceria Hondureña, owner of the Coca-Cola brand and other drinks. Salva Vida is a lager, Imperial is a dark pilsner, Port Royal is pilsner and Barena is a light pilsner.[3] In 2013 a microbrewery named D&D Brewing Co. began distributing beer in San Pedro Sula, the industrial hub of the country.

Nicaragua

Lagers: Toña and Premium. Pilsen: Victoria, Victoria Light and Victoria Frost. All manufactured by the Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua.[4][5]

Panama

Cerveza Panama, Soberana, Cristal, Cerveza Atlas and Balboa; all light body and pale lagers. Also manufactured under license locally other foreign marks how Heineken or Budweiser. see Beers of Panama for details.

References

  1. ^ La Constancia brands
  2. ^ La Constancia - Pilsener
  3. ^ Cerveceria Hondureña
  4. ^ Cerveza Toña Export Company Profile
  5. ^ http://www.cerveceria.com.ni/
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