The Top 15 Most Popular Brazilian Craft Beers
With the 2016 Rio Olympics in full swing, we decided to take a virtual beer road trip to Brazil and check out what the locals are drinking. Brasil Craft Beer vamos nós!
By The Beer Community on Aug. 11, 2016
Brazil’s Top 15 Most Popular Craft Beers
ABV: 5% IBU: 10 SRM: 5
What is more refreshing than coffee? Or is beer more aromatic? When you need a caffeine fix which is better? Hop Arabica, the best of two drinks in one bottle.
Ithaca is a small Greek island that was the scene of many battles. A beer that was born of a fight could not have another name. Even an Imperial Stout that does not give up its Brazilian way. That is why his formula has a northeastern element: the burnt brown sugar. The result is a porreta beer, as well as the joy of the Northeast, also has a long life.
ABV: 7.6% IBU: 36 SRM: 10
Strong ale typical of the Imperial IPA style.
A partnership between Bodebrown and the US brewer Stone Brewing, IPA Cocoa is a beer awarded as the best style in Brazil in 2013 at the IPA Day event. It masterfully combines characteristics of India Pale Traditional English Ale with Brazilian touches cocoa format “nibs” during boiling and maturation. With striking aromas, it has an average bitterness and caramel notes with citrus hops in a drink of 6.1% of alcohol content. It was the first Brazilian IPA beer to use the addition of cocoa.
It is a strong, dark beer style India Pale Ale. 6.5% ABV our IPA has an amber color, is bright and displays a dense cream, floral, citrus and fruity aroma. It is refreshing, showing spicy notes and the characteristic bitterness of style.
The Eisenbahn 5 was created to celebrate the five year anniversary of the brewery. It is produced with dry hopping technique, and takes a second addition of aromatic hops during maturation. Thus, the hop aroma is much more intense and the malt sweetness is nicely balanced. Presents coppery color and dominate malt flavors, caramel, bread and hops. It is one of the most hoppy beers from Brazil.
ABV: 8.5% IBU: 100
Our masterpiece! Made with Cervejaria Prima Satt the Cafuza is a black beer, which brings all the characteristics of an Imperial Stout, but co hopping of an Imperial IPA. With aromas and flavors of chocolate, coffee and caramel malts, balanced by aromas of citrus and tropical flavors and bitterness of American hops varieties.
ABV: 7.5% IBU: 26
The Dubbel beer style is a Belgian Strong Ale with a dark brown, dense and durable foam. Aroma of dried fruit with notes of spices and specialty malts. Palate with persistence of crisp, slightly spicy and quite dry.
ABV: 6.2% IBU: 62 SRM: 11
The Green Cow is our reading of an American IPA, the most popular style among craft breweries (microbreweries) in the US. American IPAs are beers that have an intense bitterness, but with a surprisingly high drinkability, despite massive doses of hops, the ingredient that gets the most emphasis in this style.
ABV: 12.6% IBU: 96
A beer black as oil, with added cocoa and oatmeal. Its 12% alcohol is well set with striking aromatic notes of coffee and dark chocolate, from the roasted malts and adding Belgian cacao.
ABV: 3.9% IBU: 30
Session Beer is a style to drink in large quantities without losing quality. This beer has a massive amount of American Citra hops and a nice base malt. Moderate bitterness and explosive aroma are a recipe for extreme freshness.
Perigoas was one of Bodebrown’s first beers, and the first Imperial Double IPA registered in Brazil. An example of the brewery’s originality, it has a strong presence of hops, with citrus aromas and high bitterness. Passion fruit and guava notes are part of its unique flavor. The alcohol content of Double Perigosa reaches 9.2%. It features a striking amber color. This beer won in the category Mixed Beers of South Beer Cup, South American competition of breweries in 2014.
Popular and free, so are the rhapsodies. Whether in literature or music, they let you explore variations of themes and tones, giving birth to a masterpiece almost unlikely, but not impossible. Thus came the Franconian Rhapsody. We chose two characteristic types of Franconia: the Helles, light lager consumed daily in the region, and Rauch, traditional smoked beer from the city of Bamberg.
Popular and free, so are the rhapsodies. Whether in literature or music, they let you explore variations of themes and tones, giving birth to a masterpiece almost unlikely, but not impossible. Thus came the Franconian Rhapsody. We chose two characteristic types of Franconia: the Helles, light lager consumed daily in he region, and Rauch, traditional smoked beer from the city of Bamberg.
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