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 a new beer made by Noel (one of the founders & creators of Buenas Pintas) and Stefano, the brew master of Casa Bruja. A grape Ale, my Dogfish Head days fresh in mind, I remember the discussions with Sam and the poem he wrote for “Noble Rot” – not so easy beer to brew. More to follow, Megan is about to interview Noel about his experiment, his thoughts and dreams with this new project.
Stefano, my brewing brother from another mother introduces me to both a beer – PALANQUE – and a lovely couple, it’s brewers, Arturo & Stacey Vallarino from Cerveceria Mulata. Waaauw! As a saison fan and, knowing how hard it is, but also believing that this is a style and palate for the region, I had a hard to believe what I was drinking. A marvel, something to look for an try out, un cerveza especial!
Well done Arturo & Stacey, brew me another batch like this, you guys have a future!