Craft beers have in recent year gained more popularity in Peru, particularly in larger cities. Last year, the small breweries gathered up to organize the first Beer Fest in San Borja., followed by another hugely popular event in Barranco. ”We have a very good group spirit among the beermakers here in Lima” explains Yann. ”Instead of seeing each other as a competition, we see that everyone can benefit if small breweries become better known to Peruvian consumers. A person who discovers craft beer will most likely want to try different brands.”
”In Belgium, many spices are used for beermaking to give beer more aroma and flavor, such as anis or coriander seeds” Yann explains while serving small tasting glasses to his visitors. ”Coriander seeds, not coriander leaves” he quickly asserted as the beer-tasting limenos look visibly confused.
Nuevo Mundo's beer selection includes blond, pale and amber ales and porter in their selection and each beer is named after different region of Peru. In addition, there are seasonal specialities worth exploring. They can be inspired by Peruvian native produce, such as coffee and cacao -a beer you can even combine with your dessert cake. All the bottles have a collectable etiquette designed by Peruvian artist named Samuel Gutierrez.
Nuevo Mundo Cerveceria organizes beer tours every Friday, so if you are in Lima, don't hesitate to find out about the next tour on their Facebook page.