February 20, 2013

Panama Gets Its First Micro Brew Fest

Craft beer and homebrewing are far from strictly American phenomena. The contagion has spread south and it can't be stopped.

On March 2nd, Funky Brewster and N Producciones will present the first ever Panama Micro Brew Fest in Panama City, Panama. The event will feature craft beer from local producers and heavy hitters from abroad.

Breweries slated for festival include:

Check back after the fest for an exclusive review from a local blogger!

Original Press Release (translation below it):

El MICRO BREW FEST, el primer festival de cerveza artesanal se celebrará el 2 de Marzo del 2013 en Mi Pueblito Afroantillano.

Panamá, 31 de Enero del 2013. Funky Brewster y N Producciones Panamá organizan el primer festival de cerveza artesanal. El MICRO BREW FEST es un Festival donde todos los asistentes podrán disfrutar y culturizarse sobre la buena cerveza artesanal panameña, europea y norteamericana. Queremos brindarle a las personas un ambiente fresco, agradable y de buen gusto, donde podrás vivir la experiencia de lo que es la oferta mundial de buena cerveza, además de juegos, comida y buena música.

La Cerveza Artesanal tiene tres características: 

Pequeño: Su producción anual es menor de 700 millones de litros anuales
Independiente: Menos del 25% de la cervecería pertenece a una cervecería no artesanal
Tradicional: Utilizan ingredientes de mayor calidad, sin aditivos. 

Esta actividad en su primera edición busca impulsar al productor artesanal y a su vez incentivar a todos los asistentes a ser parte de esta revolución cervecera. 

Te invitamos a participar en el Festival donde se podrán disfrutar y degustar diversas cerezas artesanales de Panamá, Estados Unidos y Escocia.

El Panamá MICRO BREW FEST se llevará a cabo el día Sábado 2 de Marzo del 2013 en Mi Pueblito Afroantillano a partir de las 2pm. Los boletos de preventa pueden adquirirse en Blockbuster y www.tuboleto.com a $10.00 ( incluye vaso ) o el día del evento en taquilla.  Si adquieres la entrada en preventa, podrás reclamar en taquilla el vaso oficial del festival.

Contacto: info@panamamicrobrewfest.com 

English translation:

MICRO BREW FEST, Panama's first craft beer festival will be held on March 2, 2013 at Mi Pueblito Afroantillano in Casco Viejo.

Panama, January 31, 2013. Funky Brewster and N Productions have organized Panama's first craft beer festival. MICRO BREW FEST is a festival for all attendees to enjoy and familiarize themselves with great Panamanian, European, and North American craft beer. We want to give people a fresh, pleasant, and tasteful environment to experience the world of craft beer, as well as games, food, and good music.

"Craft Beer" is defined as follows:

•      Small: Annual production less than 700 million liters per year
•      Independent: Less than 25% of the brewery is owned by a non-craft brewer
•      Traditional: Craft brewers use the highest quality ingredients, with no additives

This event in its first edition seeks to promote artisanal producers of craft beer and encourage all attendees to take part in this global brewing revolution.

We invite you to attend the Festival where you can enjoy and sample various craft beers from Panama, the United States, and Scotland.

The Panama MICRO BREW FEST will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Mi Pueblito Afroantillano starting at 2pm. Tickets are available in advance at Blockbuster and www.tuboleto.com for $10.00 (includes a glass) or on the day of the event at the box office. If you purchase pre-sale entry, you can claim your glass at the festival box office.

Contact: info@panamamicrobrewfest.com