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Craft Beer in
Paradise
Our brews are made with pure spring gravity water fed from the shoulders of Tenorio Volcano, imported German malted grains, American hops, and French yeast. We are very proud that all of our beer is brewed with care and powered by 100% solar PV electricity and bio-diesel. We are Costa Rica´s first eco-brewery – check out our video to learn our brew process!
Warm greetings
from Costa Rica's
oldest craft brewery

It's winter in North America, but we have summer temperatures here in the tropics…

Are you thirsty and ready to “get out of Dodge” in the new year? From one brewery to another, come share in the sun, beer and fun! We would love to help you plan the perfect mix of jungle, beach, and adventure – and share beer knowledge and experience – while floating on great beer and food!

LAB originated in 1998 and has been operating on a steam-heated 4-barrel system since 2011. Our 8 “always-on-tap” beers are made with pure spring water and the finest imported ingredients; we are very proud that all of our beer is brewed with care and powered by 100% solar PV electricity and bio-diesel. This makes us Central America’s premier environmentally friendly regional brewery, selling keg beer in some of Costa Rica’s top beach and volcano towns.
 

Veronica Herrera, General Hotel Manager
Jean Paul Cazedessus, Brewery Founder

Our
History

As the nation’s first and most well-regarded artisanal brewery, we offer a wide range of ales, from our take on a classic Pale Ale all the way to our innovative Chili Beer. Here, visitors can sit back with their personal favorite of our artisanal beer selection, have a delicious meal, and feel the sounds of the jungle wash over them as they fall into the natural beauty of wild Costa Rica.

We were the fortunate recipients of German brewing equipment in the 90s, which has given us the chance to rise to the top of the Costa Rican artisanal beer industry. We use only the freshest ingredients in our ales, including spring water straight from the nearby Tenorio Volcano, malted grains imported from Belgium, hops from America, and yeast from France. Our brewery is powered entirely by renewable rooftop solar electricity and biodiesel

Sustainable Practices
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Make your own beer with us

Public
Service
IPA

ABV 6% IBU 14
This India Pale Ale is double dry hopped with lots of Citra, Chinook and Mosaic hops. Named after the owner´s deep respect for Costa Rica´s public services. It is also a tangible manifestation of our support of the government´s 1948 replacement of its army with education, health care, renewable energy and environmental stewardship. We too, push forward.

Chili Birra

ABV 4.6% IBU 14
A hat-tip to the national rage of "chili guaro", this style is made with a classic blonde ale base instead of a sugar cane based alcohol. We add campana chilis from our farm at a carefully prepared dosage to achieve just the right blend of blonde ale flavor with a spicy kick. You won't be able to drink just one...

Black Ash Nitro Stout

ABV 7% IBU 8
This stout is smooth and sweet, designed to be a tropical stout that doesn´t need a cold climate to be appreciated. Named after the rich volcanic soil on our farm, it is brewed with roasted malt, coffee, and cacao. It´s also Costa Rica´s first nitrogen gas infused ale, made extra creamy by its tiny bubbles

Jungle
Dunkel

ABV 5% IBU 14
This dunkelweizen was our first ever dark beer! It is brewed with deliciously complex malts, no bitterness and a touch of sweetness. It has a pleasant smooth finish.

Paradise
Pale Ale

ABV 5.5% IBU 30
This classic American Pale Ale is a LAB version of the Sierra Nevada classic with notes of sweetness, citrus, and a floral finish extracted from Nelson, Centennial and Cascade hops. It's distinct hoppy flavor makes it the house favorite and as Jean Paul says, "It's the reason I have a brewery!"

Lava
Red Ale

ABV 5.5% IBU 14
Red ale style beer brewed with caramelized malts, which add to the rich red color and is an excellent introduction to malt foward beer style. As our newest in the LAB line-up, it is our latest push for a greater variety of classic and innovative ales.

Piña
Blonde

ABV 4.6% IBU 14
Our refreshing blonde ale, infused with delicious organic Guanacaste pineapples, is Costa Rica's first fruit beer and one of our most popular. Due to its unique profile, there is insatiable demand and you will always find it on tap.
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