Handcrafted Beer: New Business Association

The Ministry of Economy certified the Association of Independent Brewers of Guatemala, which brings together eight brands of artisanal beers in the country.

Friday, November 22, 2019

The brands that make up this new association are Antigua Cerveza, Ave Indiana Brewing, Cervecería El Güin, Cerveza Entremares, Cervecería Pantera, Cervecería San Roque, Sapiens Cerveza and Xamán.

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Jorge Guzmán, vice-president of the Association of Independent Brewers of Guatemala (Arteza) and representative of Antigua Cerveza, explained to Elperiodico.com.gt that "... two more independent breweries will be added to the association. After three months of work, the official certification was achieved for the association that groups eight of the 11 independent breweries created in Guatemala.”

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The article adds that "... Two years and nine months ago, the first artisan brewery in the country was authorized, and currently the production of the members in Arteza exceeds 300,000 liters sold annually."

According to reports from CentralAmericaData, during the first quarter of 2019 the main importer of beer in Central America continued to be Guatemala, with $24 million, followed by Panama, with $13 million, Honduras, with $12 million, El Salvador, with $5 million, Costa Rica, with $4 million and Nicaragua, with $0.8 million.

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