"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza." - - Dave Barry
(This may well impact all the Lake Arenal area, over to La Fortuna, on the east, and down to Los Angeles, to the west).
George Lin (aka Big Beluga), from Maryland, is the official Brew Master at Hotel Tilawa. He has told me just today that, after literally years of preparation, and seemingly endless paperwork, the first order of hops have arrived on site, and the first order of Malt is in country, expected to arrived at the hotel later today. He is planning to start out by brewing mostly Ales, and he will do his first run (three barrel capacity per run) within days. He said that they hope to be ready for paying customers in about two weeks. He will start with a blend of specially modified hops for a fruity, citrus-like flavor, and then will try a stout. I will try to post more as things develop, and will try to provide a review when there are products to talk about.