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Perro Vida Brewery @ Rainmaker, Costa Rica

August 25, 2016

Another beauty day in paradise but this one I awoke with an extra bit of excitement similar to Christmas Morning... Yes time to visit a new brewery!


I was excited once we booked our last minute trip to Costa Rica to discover that Craft Beer, though fairly new here, was here!  I did some beersearch and discovered that Perro Vida, which is located at Rainmaker Park, was only 20 min from where we were staying in Esterillos Oueste.


I love the name for so many reasons ...

1) We LOVE dogs and for those of you  that don't know Perro = Dog.  

2) Pure Vida is the saying in Costa Rica and translated it means Pure Life. Here in Costa Rica it is more than just a saying- it is a way of life.

3) Bonus points for a great play on words!


Since it is located in the same beautiful spot as Rainmaker we also got to have an awesome hike through the jungle, across suspension bridges & under waterfalls even a swim to cool off.   At the start Gabriel met us and gave us some samples of what beer they had left on tap and a look into there brewery... oh and a viper :/


They had a delicious stout on tap made with cherry along with an IPA & a Ginger Honey wheat beer. They all tingled my taste buds and for the first time in my life I will say the stout was my fav!!


The labels are as colourful & creative as the jungle around it using different breeds of dogs to go with the names & style of beer.



As he took us about a hundred meters to where they brew he asked how I felt about snakes and so kindly showed us a viper they had there!!


I am not a fan of snakes at all but was really surprised to see how tiny this viper was ... i was fine with that and the fact it was behind glass haha


They use the water right from the spring there in the rainforest as it has a perfect ph and import same types of malt and hops as we do in Canada.  We had a nice little chat and got to sip on a peach IPA that was in the cooler... this was so tasty too!


Well after a few samples of liquid courage it was time to hit the trails & suspension bridges of the Jungle / rainforest and face my small fear of heights...


3km hike was a success and by success I mean I saw no snakes haha though I was a little jumpy and screeched a few times.  As we climbed, sweated, laughed, swung, swam in waterfall and took in the scenery my heart felt warm with excitement of scenery and new beer.  I was finally in Costa Rica drinking a beer in the rainforest!


Perro Vida has been open for 2 years and as Craft Beer is a fairly new ting to Costa Rica I am excited for there future!


So yes it is worth the trip to Rainmaker & Perro Vida!


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