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The Pura Vida Indie International Beer Cup is held in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. This beer cup was created exclusively for Independent Brewers! Organized by the Costa Rican Craft Brewer’s Association (ACACR), it is the first of its kind world-wide.

In the Cup’s 2017 edition, 75 breweries from 11 countries sent 350 samples.

Judges and judging

We have a judging panel composed of industry recognized experts including BJCP, Cicerone and head brewers from around the world.

Medals and Ceremony

Jade (Best of Show):

  • Caleta – Smoking Lit, Treintaycinco – Fábrica de Cervezas (Collab. Black Man Brew), Best Beer from Costa Rica
  • Caleta – Smoking Lit, Treintaycinco – Fábrica de Cervezas (Collab. Black Man Brew), Best Beer from Central America
  • Wormtown Brewery, Best Brewery from the United States
  • Juguetes Perdidos, Best Brewery from Argentina
  • Casa Bruja Brewing Co., Best Brewery from Panamá
  • Calle Cimarrona, Best Brewery from Costa Rica (2 way tie)
  • Treintaycinco – Fábrica de Cervezas (Collab. Black Man Brew), Best Brewery from Costa Rica (2 way tie)
  • Calle Cimarrona, Best Brewery from Central America (2 way tie)
  • Treintaycinco – Fábrica de Cervezas (Collab. Black Man Brew), Best Brewery from Central America (2 way tie)
  • Caleta – Smoking Lit, Treintaycinco – Fábrica de Cervezas (Collab. Black Man Brew), Best Beer of the Cup
  • Juguetes Perdidos, Best Brewery of the Cup

Gold:

  • 593, Cerveceria la Paz, American Lager, Ecuador
  • Maërzen Rauchbier, Juguetes Perdidos, Rauchbier, Argentina
  • Porter, Cheverry, English Porter, Argentina
  • Porter, Cachalote Cerveza Artesanal, English Porter, Argentina
  • Earthbound Red, Earthbound Beer, Irish Red Ale, United States
  • Goshawk’s Grasp, Horus Aged Ales, Sweet Stout, United States
  • Cruz Diablo, Juguetes Perdidos, American Strong Ale, Argentina
  • Gallo Joven, Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Co, American Barleywine, Costa Rica
  • Giganta Flanders, Calle Cimarrona, Flanders Red Ale, Costa Rica
  • Allagash White, Allagash Brewing Company, Witbier, United States
  • Caleta – Smoking Lit, Treintaycinco – Fábrica de Cervezas (Collab. Black Man Brew), Lichtenhainer, Costa Rica
  • Stevnsbær, Mikkeller Baghaven, Wild Specialty Beer, Denmark
  • Mote Chúcaro, Cervecería Granizo, Wild Specialty Beer, Chile
  • Killer Callampa, Cervecería Granizo, Wild Specialty Beer, Chile
  • Galaxitra Tropical, Juguetes Perdidos, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, Argentina
  • Achachai, Bandido Brewing, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, Ecuador
  • Pro-Pro Porter, Wormtown Brewery, Classic Style Smoked Beer, United States
  • Kings & Queens of Bavaria, Big Alice Brewing Company (Collab Kings County Collective Brewers), Classic Style Smoked Beer, United States
  • Vintage Delée, Casa Bruja Brewing Co., Wood-Aged Beer, Panama
  • Mamacandela Caribeña, Treintaycinco – Fábrica de Cervezas, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, Costa Rica
  • Brett´a Porter, Juguetes Perdidos, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, Argentina
  • Espanta Perros, Calle Cimarrona, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, Costa Rica
  • Plan B 001, Cerveceria Barbarian, Experimental Beer, Peru
  • Dynamic Tension, Cerebral Brewing, Experimental Beer, United States

Silver:

  • Chug Life, Marz Community Brewing, American Light Lager, United States
  • Buller IPA, Buller Brewing Company / Calypso Cerveza Libre, English IPA, Argentina
  • Goshawk’s Migration, Horus Aged Ales, Sweet Stout, United States
  • Sunset Ale, Dos Dingos Cerveza Independiente, American Amber Ale, Argentina
  • Be Hoppy, Wormtown Brewery, American IPA, United States
  • Citra Session IPA, Brewhouse Mar Del Plata, Specialty IPA, Argentina
  • Cuervos, Juguetes Perdidos, New England IPA, Argentina
  • Sativa Session IPA, Brewhouse Mar Del Plata, Specialty IPA, Argentina
  • Kimchislice Brut IPA, Juguetes Perdidos, Specialty IPA, Argentina
  • Session NE IPA, Cervecería Bialystok, New England IPA, Argentina
  • Little Big Hop, 2nd Shift Brewing, New England IPA, United States
  • Birthday Brew #8, Wormtown Brewery, American Barleywine, United States
  • Belgian Dark Strong, Cheverry, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Argentina
  • Yana (sour Stout), Cerveceria Quiteña, Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer, Ecuador
  • Barrel Aged In Bloom, Common Roots Brewing Company, Wild Specialty Beer, United States
  • Gose Frambuesa, Casa Bruja Brewing Co., Fruit Beer, Panama
  • Colada Morada (colaboración Quiteña, Loop Brewing E Itinerante), Cerveceria Quiteña, Fruit and Spice Beer, Ecuador
  • Table Talk Pumpkin Pie Ale, Wormtown Brewery, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, United States
  • Cuvée de Nöel, Juguetes Perdidos, Winter Seasonal Beer, Argentina
  • Tennessee Tats, Wormtown Brewery, Wood-Aged Beer, United States
  • Here Be Monsters, Cerebral Brewing, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, United States
  • Bomba Uno, Cervecería Granizo, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, Chile
  • Blurred M, The Rare Barrel, Experimental Beer, United States
  • Eir, Freya Brewing Company, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead, Mexico
  • Mielikki, Freya Brewing Company, Experimental Mead, Mexico

Bronze:

  • Technical Ecstasy, 2nd Shift Brewing, Czech Premium Pale Lager, United States
  • Madre Tambor, Casa Bruja Brewing Co., Munich Helles, Panama
  • Lagertija, Cervecería Central, German Exportbier, Panama
  • Moondoor Dunkel, Wibby Brewing, Munich Dunkel, United States
  • Morbid Hour, Kings County Brewers Collective, Schwarzbier, United States
  • Weiss, Cruls Cervejaria Artesanal, Weissbier, Brazil
  • Alba, Cerveceria Gracia, Best Bitter, Costa Rica
  • Gorilla Dry Summer, Gorilla Cerveceria Argentina, English Golden Ale, Argentina
  • Burton English IPA, Juguetes Perdidos, English IPA, Argentina
  • Old Ale, Santina Cerveza Artesanal, Old Ale, Argentina
  • Old Ale, Penon Del Aguila, Old Ale, Argentina
  • True Blonde Ale, Ska Brewing, Blonde Ale, United States
  • Melvin IPA, Melvin Brewing, American IPA, United States
  • Session IPA, Cheverry, Specialty IPA, Argentina
  • Sandokan, Casa Bruja Brewing Co., New England IPA, Panama
  • Gorilla Vs Oso Pardo Doble Neipa, Gorilla Cerveceria Argentina, Double IPA, Argentina
  • Rubus Of Rose Blend 2, Mikkeller Baghaven, Fruit Lambic, Denmark
  • Cru Cru Gose con Chapulines, Casa Cervecera Cru Cru, Gose, Mexico
  • Migraciones, Cervecería Rancho Humo, Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer, Costa Rica
  • Expedicion 001, Os Beer Co., Wild Specialty Beer, Costa Rica
  • Kalashnikov, Cervecería Guten Bier, Wild Specialty Beer, Argentina
  • Satisfaction, Cervecería Guten Bier, Wild Specialty Beer, Argentina
  • La Puris Milkshake Cherry Imperial Stout, Costa Rica Beer Factory Inc, Fruit Beer, Costa Rica
  • Hazy Framboise, Brewhouse Mar Del Plata, Fruit Beer, Argentina
  • Gorilla Porter Palo Santo, Gorilla Cerveceria Argentina, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, Argentina
  • Rhaediel, Freya Brewing Company, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead, Mexico

Congratulations to all the winners!

Reception Centers

All samples (4 bottles or cans per sample) must be delivered before December 20, 2018 at the International Reception Centers and before January 10 at the Reception Centers of Costa Rica. Please, DO NOT ship your samples by courier or mail directly to Costa Rica. They should be sent to the reception center in your country for consolidation, to enable proper importation to Costa Rica, or hand-delivered. All boxes must be marked with the name of the participating brewery and the description that they are going to Copa Pura Vida Indie.

Please send an email to the reception center that applies if the beers will be sent by mail or courier or delivered personally.

COSTA RICA

Treintaycinco – Fábrica de Cervezas
Calle Carreras, Complejo Tivoli Park, Bodega 1. Ciudad Colón, Brasil de Mora, Costa Rica.
Personal deliveries must be made monday through friday between 7:00 and 16:00. Contact: Carlos Piedra. PLEASE DO NOT SHIP YOUR SAMPLES TO THIS SITE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. ONLY HAND-DELIVERIES ACCEPTED.
Contacto:

La Pulpe Cervecera
Avenida 9 Calle 33, Barrio Escalante, Frente al Fresh Market, contiguo a Wilk, San José, Costa Rica.
Personal deliveries must be made between tuesday and saturday between 16:00 and 1:00. Contacts: Alexis Espinoza or Jorge Cervantes. PLEASE DO NOT SHIP YOUR SAMPLES TO THIS SITE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. ONLY HAND-DELIVERIES ACCEPTED.
Contacto:

International Reception Centers:

USA

Kings County Brewers Collective
Attn: Pete Lengyel
Kings County Brewers Collective
381 Troutman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Hand deliveries or in-person drop-offs may only be made Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm

ARGENTINA

Juguetes Perdidos
Bolivia 3342 Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Personal Deliveries must be made between monday and thursday from 8:00 to 17:00. Contact: Guillermo.
Contacto:

Bierhaus
Panamá 1542, Martinez. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Personal deliveries must be made from monday to thursdaybetween 8:00 and 17:00. Contact: Micaela.
Contacto:

Brewhouse Puerto Mar del Plata
Diagonal Garibaldi 4830, Mar del Plata.
Personal deliveries need to be made from monday to fridaybetween 10:00 and 18:00. Contact Sofía Volpe.
Phone: 2236047310

BRASIL

UBERALL
Rua Soldado Mario Luiz Bertolini, 335 Bairoo Itoupava Norte (A lado da Vale do Lúpulo Brewshop). Blumeanau SC, CEP 89053-180
Contact: Allan Campos
Phone: +554799118975

CHILE

Cervecería Granizo
Baquedano 1475, Bodega 6. El Belloto. Ciudad Quilpué. Región Valparaiso.
Reception Schedule, Monday through Friday 9:00 to 17:00.
Contact:

COLOMBIA

Cervecería Madre Monte
Calle 2 Sur #51b-23. Medellín.
Reception Schedule, Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 17:00.
Contact:

ECUADOR

Bandidos del Páramo – Whymper
Whymper N29-02, Quito, Ecuador
Reception Schedule, Monday through Saturday 15:00 to 21:00.
Contact:

MÉXICO

Casa Cervecera Cru Cru
Callejón de Romita 8. Col Roma Norte. México DF. 06700
Reception Schedule, Monday through Friday 9:00 to 17:00
Contact:

PANAMÁ

El Republicano
Av. Cincuentenario y Cl. Eduardo L. Maduro Lindo (al lado de Ford Cincuentenario), Panamá City, Panamá.
Personal deliveries need to be made from tuesday to fridaybetween 9:00 and 12:00. Contact: Antonio Gonzalez Ruiz.
Contact:

PERÚ

c/o Megan Garrity, Surco, Lima, Peru
+51981458404
*Favor contactar a Megan Garrity para coordinar entrega de muestras. megan.rose.garrity@gmail.com