Blog

Kathinka Labs Launches New Offerings

Quality control is one of the key aspects of creating a great craft, regardless if it is a beer, kombucha, cider or craft spirit. Kathinka Labs offers high-quality, accurate, and precise lab analysis for brewers, kombucha makers, distillers, and maltsters to help ensure you are producing the best products for your customers. This year, we are excited to […]

Cerveceria Mulata

  Buenas Pintas, Panamá City, Panamá February 1, 2019 – A good crowd is present – as every Friday – at the Buenas Pintas bar in Panama City, one of the better secretes for craft beer fans, a great bar, owned by 3 great guys with always something new to offer. Tonight we are tasting […]

Interview: Hector David Zelaya Rojas – Cerveceria La Veinte

By Megan Maiolo-Heath, Kathinka Engineering/Kathinka Labs January 25, 2019   Something special is brewing in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Cerveceria La Veinte (La20) has created a world-class brewery, with beers brewed for Hondurans by Hondurans using many local ingredients. Now the second largest brewery in Honduras, with a capacity of 12,000-15,000 hectoliters/year, […]

Wishing you holiday cheer!

From all of us at Kathinka Engineering and Kathinka Labs, we hope you have a healthy and happy holiday season filled with lots of delicious beer, great food, and time spent with friends and family.

Vintage Delée Celebrates Friendship & Collaboration

This Saturday, December 15, our friends at Casa Bruja Brewing Co. will release the much anticipated Vintage Delée, a foeder-aged Celebration Tripel. This collaboration between Floris Delée and Casa Bruja’s Brewmaster, Stefano, is a special beer connecting friends from different countries and generations.    “Vintage Delée is born of a beautiful friendship with the great Belgian […]

Panama Microbrew Fest Returns in 2019!

We are gearing up for another Panama Microbrew Fest and we couldn’t be more excited! Since 2013, the Microbrew Fest has been a platform to showcase homebrewers, micro and craft brewers of Panama and the region. With a fun atmosphere, great music and incredible beer, it is quickly becoming a beer festival you do not […]

La20, Cerveceria La Veinte – Brewing in San Pedro

  Calle 20 y Avenida Circunvalación, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras Two years of travel to visit craft breweries in both Europe & North America, seven months of construction and installation by the entire technical team and now, finally, four weeks of brewing, all along countless tastings of craft beer from all over the world. […]

Interview: Salvador Villacreces, Cervecería Clandestina

The Panamanian craft beer scene has exploded in recent years as consumers begin to acquire a taste for beers outside the typical pale ale lager box. Craft and microbreweries have popped up all over the country, brewing a wide variety of beers that any craft beer lover will enjoy drinking in the hot and humid […]

Copa Cervezas de América – Education, Knowledge and Brewing Culture

  Santiago de Chile, Chile A bucket list item to check off! I am not sure how long I have been talking about making it to Chile and, although this trip won’t be long enough to make it to Valparaiso or Punta Arenas to go visit and drink some great Chilean wine or taste some […]

Vintage Delée – Panamanian Celebration Tripel

  Costa del Este, Panama City, Panama A couple years ago, when we were half way through the design and construction of the Avery brewery in Boulder, Colorado, the team there – Adam and Breeze, Dan, Fred, Wad, Rob, Holly – surprised me with a beer called Oud Floris. It had an old man with […]

Happy International Beer Day!

Today we celebrate the craft of brewing, and the joy of drinking, beer! Enjoy a brew with your friends and family today and consider thanking your local brewers for their fine work in crafting unique beers that we continue to enjoy day after day. And don’t worry, their are some very nice health benefits associated […]

Belgica Soccer at La Rana Dorada

  Ciudad de Panama, Panama The World-Cup is in full swing. This huge global party is happening and there is no better place to enjoy than in Latin America. The layers of drama, from the screaming commentators on TV that make you deaf to the Uber drivers that decorate their cars till they no longer […]

Interview: Carolina Conte, Casa Bruja Brewing Co.

Kathinka Labs Manager Lauren Sandell recently sat down with our friend, Carolina Conte, QA Manager at Casa Bruja Brewing Co., to discuss her recent trip to Fort Collins, craft beer in Panama, and more. Carolina completed our Analytical Best Practices of Craft Beer course with Lauren this past week as well as ASBC’s Deep Dive into […]

Kathinka Proud Sponsor of New CSU Teaching Brewery

Kathinka Engineering and Kathinka Labs is proud to be a sponsor of the new state-of-the-art teaching brewery at Colorado State University. The 264-gallon brewing system at the Lory Student Center pub is the largest housed at any four-year university in the country. It can produce about 17 kegs per batch. “The teaching pilot brewery at […]

Casa Bruja Puts Panama on the Craft Brewing Map With Medal Win at World Beer Cup

Our friends at Casa Bruja in Panama have put themselves on the craft brewing map with their recent silver medal win at the World Beer Cup, a first for the Central American country. Their delicious Gose Frambuesa won in the Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose category. The World Beer Cup, known as the “Olympics of […]

Liquid Arts Forum and MBAA Tech Summit

This past weekend was full of beer talk! On Friday, we attended the Liquid Arts Field to Foam Forum at Colorado State University, where event organizers sought to “connect CSU faculty and staff with their industry counterparts in the entire beer supply chain to ignite research collaborations and public-private partnerships. Field to Foam!” Governor John Hickenlooper gave […]

Eagle Rock Brewery, Los Angeles

On December 6th, 2017, Kathinka team members (Jon and Lauren) partnered with Eagle Rock Brewing Co. in Los Angeles to make a special batch of a Coconut Coffee Porter, in conjunction with the Proyecto Campaña team. Here is a short recount of the day from Lauren’s perspective: By Lauren Sandell After flying from Denver, CO […]

Cerveceria Central, Rio Bajo, Ciudad de Panama

  Rio Bajo, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá. 14 de diciembre de 2017 Sabes que estás hablando con un excelente equipo cuando te encuentras con uno o cuando conoces a un panameño que ha dado la vuelta al mundo y a un venezolano que da la sensación de que estás hablando con un maestro cervecero alemán. Esta […]

Cerveceria Central, Rio Bajo, Panama City

  Rio Bajo, Ciudad de Panama, Panama. Dec. 14, 2017 You know you are talking to a winning team when you meet a Panamanian who has lived all over the world and a Venezuelan who makes you feel like you’re talking to a German brew master. This is the case at Cerveceria Central, located at the […]

Mexico City’s Craft Beer Scene on the Rise

by Mel Antone, QA/QC Consultant & Sensory Specialist Mexico City is home to nearly 9 million people and 30 craft breweries! While I was lucky enough to sample beer from many of these breweries at the beer festival, Copa Cerveza MX, there was only enough time to visit a few in person. As I reflect […]