Imperial (beer)

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Alcohol by volume4.5%
StylePale lager
Imperial with the "aguilita"

Imperial (Cerveza Imperial) is a Costa Rican brand of beer, manufactured by the Florida Ice & Farm Company (FIFCO). Imperial, a lager, was first produced by the Ortega brewery in 1924.[1] It has spun off Imperial Light, Imperial Silver and Imperial Ultra. FIFCO produces other beers including its Pilsen, Bavaria, and Rock Ice brands.


The Imperial logo was designed by Enrique Hangen and Wolfgang Hangen, who, at the time, were the owners of the advertising agency "Casa Gráfica." The brothers also created the logo for other Costa Rican beers, such as Pilsen and Bavaria. Enrique and Wolfgang Hangen drew design inspiration from the iconography of their native country, Germany.

Imperial is also known by Costa Ricans as "Aguila" or "Aguilita", which translates into English as "Eagle" or "Little Eagle" in reference to the beer's logo, which includes the Imperial Eagle used in European heraldry.



  1. ^ a b Jaime Lopez (December 16, 2011). "Life Beyond Imperial: Options for Beer Lovers". The Costa Rica Star. Retrieved February 8, 2015.