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 and is the most popular beer in Costa Rica.[1] It has spun off Imperial Light, Imperial Silver and “Imperial Ultra”. FIFCO produces other beers including its Pilsen, Bavaria, and Rock Ice brands.


Its 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 did the logo for other Costa Rican beers, such as Pilsen and Bavaria. The inspiration for this logos were from 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 its logo, which is the Imperial Eagle used in European heraldry.

Advertisement has been managed by GarnierBBDO.[1]

Product Information (12oz serving)[edit]

Carbohydrates-13.845 grams
Protein-3.59 grams
Style-Dortmunder Lager
Alcohol Content-4.5% by volume
IBU-16.5 [2]



  1. ^ a b c Jaime Lopez (December 16, 2011). "Life Beyond Imperial: Options for Beer Lovers". The Costa Rica Star. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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