Beers of Panama

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Panama produces three brands of rum and a similar liquor known as Seco Herrerano, but beer is also quite popular. There are multiple brands produced by six companies.

List of beers of Panama[edit]

Animal Brew[edit]

Small independent brewpub in Casco Cangrejo district

  • Skaters - IPA network of mango and raspberries
  • Quimera - Mocha Mint Stout
  • Summer Time - Pineapple Blonde Ale
  • Bloodshed - Hardcore Red Ale
  • SPV - Golden IPA
  • Villalobos - Brown Ale
  • THC - Black IPA
  • Punto Rojo - Belgian Red IPA
  • Tia Yeya - Session IPA
  • Night & Fun - Strawberry Blonde Ale
  • Anarquia - Stout Red Fruits
  • La Blanca - White IPA
  • Santa Catalina Piñas - Wheat Beer
  • Antisociales - Pale Ale
  • Villalovers - Brown Ale

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Casa Bruja[edit]

Independent craft brewery established in Costa Del Este Industrial Park, Panama City, in December 2013, with a second taproom in the old city (Casa Bruja Casco Antiguo).

  • Chivoperro
  • Talingo
  • Sandokan
  • Fula
  • Sir Francis
  • Talias
  • Tulivieja

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Cervecería Barú-Panama[edit]

  • Cristal
  • Panama

A popular beer, the Panama brand is also the strongest marketer, with T-shirts and other merchandise bearing its name seen around the Americas. It is distributed in some parts of the world by Royal Imports, LLC.

  • Soberana
  • other brands

on a contract basis, including Heineken, Guinness, Warsteiner, Tecate, and as of recently, Budweiser.

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Cervecería Clandestina[edit]

  • Doppelbock

a traditional German style, a Lager with a very Panamanian touch: organic cacao from the tropical islands of Bocas del Toro, and coffee from the mountains of Chiriquí. With a brilliant chocolate color, it has an aroma with malted notes, caramel fruit, cacao and coffee. Has a malty flavor with suite coffee, coco and dried fruit, and a well-balanced bitterness. It is silky with a strong body and a dry finish.

  • Intriga

a refreshing Witbier. It is has a light golden color and a creamy, persistent foam. it has aromas of banana and citrics, and in its flavors predominate citric notes and a subtle sweetness, with an easy ending. 5.2% ABV, 13 IBU

  • Ley Seca

a Pale Ale, with hints of the Strong Bitter English style. It has a deep amber color and a dense and persistent white foam. Its aroma and flavor are enhanced by its malt character and caramel and toffee notes, and a light bitterness with citric and floral hints. A very drinkable beer with intense flavor. 5.6% ABV, 28 IBU

  • Nomada

A craft Pilsner. With a brilliant golden color and lightly turbid as it is not filtered, nor do they use additives to clarify the beer. It has an intense satisfying flavor. 5.0% ABV, 18 IBU.

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Cervecería Central[edit]

  • Guachiman
  • Lager Tija
  • River Down
  • Veranera

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Cervecería Nacional[edit]

Owned by Grupo Bavaria of Colombia, which is in turn now owned by SABMiller.

  • Atlas

A light beer, this is one of the two most popular, and is considered very similar to beers in the United States, often compared to Bud Light or Miller Light in reviews. It is the most popular beer in Panama.

  • Balboa

Compared both to darker North American brands, and to stout European varieties. Like many things in Panama, it is named after conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa.

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La Rana Dorada[edit]

Small independent brewery

  • Blanche/Belga
  • Pale Ale
  • Porte
  • Premium Pils

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Controversies[edit]

In one of many corporate scandals of businesses financing Colombian paramilitaries, allegations surround Cervecería Nacional for having union workers killed by the armed right-wing groups [1].

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