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 Beer Competitions”, is hosted by the Brewers Association every two years at the Craft Brewers Conference. This year, 8,234 beers (representing a 25 percent increase from 2016) from a record 2,515 brewers were entered across a record 101 categories. Entries came in from another record 66 countries as well as all 50 states.
Panama only entered nine beers, but with one winner (Casa Bruja Brewing’s Gose Frambuesa), the Central American country had the best win rate, 11 percent.
This is not the only medal this talented Panamanian craft brewery has brought home this year. In this first half of 2018, Casa Bruja has won a total of seven medals in five international competitions.
Casa Bruja has been brewing delicious craft beer since 2013. The brewery has 15 different types of beers and is well-known for bottling the first IPA in Panama – Chivoperro. Jonathan and Stefano, the powerful owner and brewmaster team are “looking little by little to bewitch the palates of the world” with his beer recipes and, at the same time, changing the beer business in Panama.
Casa Bruja continue to push forward, next week Carolina Conte, Quality Control Manager at Casa Bruja, will start a two-week training at our lab here in Fort Collins. More updates to come about Carolina!
Congrats Casa Bruja! All the hard work and love for the craft shows in the beer you brew.