Gallo Beer in Antigua Guatemala

Cervecería Centro Americana Famosa (aka Gallo)
Image by lynnfennell via Flickr

Beer in Antigua Guatemala is available and is cheap if you want to compare prices from around the world. If you order a bottled drink, you will normally get a tissue to clean the bottle. Coca-Cola and Pepsi-type products are available, plus many from local soft drink manufacturers. The reason for the tissue is well bottle caps appear to leave brown ring on the bottles. I guess not the best way to taste the true flavor of the beer.
Antigua has a wide variety of Bars and Restaurants that all sell beer. The prices range from 15Q to 25Q depending on the bar.  Beer is also available at grocery stores or Tiendas in Guatemala. Hours of operation are in most cases till 10:00 at night.

Gallo Beer

Cervecería Centro Americana Sociedad Anónima is a Guatemalan brewery based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. It was founded by Mariano Castillo Córdova and his brother, Rafael Castillo Córdova.

Popular Guatemalan beers are Gallo (lager, by far the most popular with Guatemalans), Victoria, Brahva (a light pilsner style), Moza (dark bock), Cabro, Monte Carlo (premium), and Dorada.

Don’t be surprised if you get salt and lemon with your beer. It’s a custom to put some salt on the toes of the bottle, and screw out the lemon in the beer. Sometimes it is mixed with V8 vegetable juice, and the concoction is called michelada.


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