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A Guide to the best Craft and Micro-Breweries in Peru

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Updated: 30 October 2017
Peru has its staple beers, such as Cusqueña, Pilsen and Cristal; you’ll find people drinking these all over the country, no matter how remote you think you are. While those classic beers remain the most popular among Peruvians, there is a growing craft-beer movement in the country. If you find yourself in one of Peru’s major cities, you’ll be bound to come across either a micro-brew or some bottles from Peru’s larger craft-brew companies.

Barranco Beer Company

This is one of the best breweries in Peru, and one of the best places to watch a sports game in Lima. The brewery, located in Barranco, Lima, is also a towering restaurant, with three stories lined with TVs on every level. During big soccer matches they project the game on a pull-down screen: great food, beer, and the best place to watch a game in Lima. What’s not to like?


They offer many types of beer – wheat beer, pale ale, IPA, and a porter – but the best in terms of flavor is their pale ale. It has a crisp finish with a hoppy punch and is a little cheaper than the other beer options.

Nuevo Mundo

Whether you’re in Lima or Cusco, you’ll be able to enjoy some Nuevo Mundo bars offering excellent food and interesting beers. The Cusco location is conveniently located in the Plaza de Armas; in Lima their bar is outside Parque Kennedy.