LIMA | A few years ago it would have been hard to put together an extensive Lima craft beer guide. Like many cities around the world, however, Lima is in the midst of a craft beer renaissance. In less then a decade, the Peruvian capital has gone from being a place where it was hard to find decent beer to being awash with quality breweries and craft beer pubs and bars. No longer do lovers of great beer have to settle for Cusqueña, Pilsen and Cristal.
What’s most exciting about the Peruvian craft beer scene is that there are a lot of local breweries making not only great examples of core range styles, but also experimental beers. Sours and hazy IPAs are being created and native Peruvian fruits and ingredients are being used in the brewing process to create some truly unique beers with flavours you won’t find elsewhere in the world.
Nuevo Mundo creates beers inspired by Peru’s diverse regions, while BarBarian incorporate native fruits and ingredients from the Amazon into some of their beers to create some truly unique brews. Lúpulo Peruvian Draft Bar too, places the focus squarely on Peruvian beers across its impressive 21 taps. At Brewpub Wicks you’ll see English and Peruvian tradition combine, while Barranco Beer Company impresses with its size and multitude of spaces.
Here’s the list of our favourite craft beer brewpubs, bars and bottle shops in Lima. Is your favourite here?
Also make sure you check out our Beer City Guides list for more ideas on where to find great beer in some of the world’s best cities.