Imperial (beer)

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Manufacturer Cerveceria Costa Rica
Introduced 1924
Alcohol by volume 4.6%
Style Pale lager
Imperial with the "aguilita"

Imperial is a Costa Rican brand of beer, manufactured by the Florida Ice & Farm Company. Imperial was first produced by the Ortega brewery in 1924, and is now produced in the Cerveceria Costa Rica. The lager is one of the most popular beer consumed in Costa Rica along with Pilsen and Rock Ice.

In addition to being a beer 'brand'. The term "Imperial" when referring to craft beer is commonly used to describe a breweries unique take on one of their regular styles. These beers often accentuate the styles characters and are labeled for example as an; Imperial IPA, Imperial Porter, or Imperial Pilsner. [1]


Its logo, which is a Costa Rican landmark, was designed by Enrique Hangen, who was at the time the owner of the advertising agency "Casa Grafica". Imperial is also known by Costa Ricans as "Aguila" or "Aguilita", which translates into English as "eagle" or "Little Eagle" in reference to its logo, which is the Imperial Eagle.

Product Information (12oz serving)[edit]

Calories-150 Carbohydrates-13.845 grams Protein-3.59 grams Style-Dortmunder Lager Alcohol Content-4.6% by volume IBU-16.5 [2]


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