Volcano Brewing Company


Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Lake Arenal
Tilaran, 50801
Costa Rica

+506 888 318 7873 | map

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Added by UncleJimbo on 04-30-2012

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by dhartogs:
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4.95/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited in September 2012, they have been open less than a year and it was dry season. First, you have to know that Costa Rica has two Craft Breweries, totaling 4 different beers, and Volcano has them all, so that is why selection gets top marks. This is a very chill place and they have an all inclusive packages that is between $90-$110 per day, yes, all you can drink and eat.

Food is farm fresh local, try the Jalapeno Chicken. I knock of half a point as their cheese quesadilla was not good, but everything else was awesome.

The view of the lake is amazing, so tranquil up there. Love that they bring you samples of beer as soon as you sit down.

Beer, they make two beers, I loved the Witches Rock Pale Ale, best beer in Costa Rica. After drinking Imperials this will feel like a hop bomb, but it is not, It's a smooth butter beer with a nice hop note (they use cascade). The Gato Malo is a nice dark ale, easy to drink, light bodied and a little sweet. The staff are nice as can be and will give you great pointers on where you want to visit around the area.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

this place is actually in tamarindo right on the beach, lake arenal hotel and microbrewery used to be called volcano apparently, but these guys took the name when they opened their spot on the beach. very cool set up, with the brew house visible from the street, shiny and new looking, and the place is all open air, no walls, all patio, its fantastic. smallish and comfortable, with maybe a 10 seat bar or so and sort of merging with the restaurant next door, where you can order food from (quite good too). they had only two of their own beers on while i was there, both named witch's rock, a pale and an ipa, and both were okay but rather unremarkable. they do have the best draft lineup in town though, with a lot of other tasty local costa rica craft beers on, as well as quite a few handles to stone, which i didnt know sent beer down there. the folks behind the bar were super friendly, but we didnt meet the brewery or anyone involved with production. they were out of a few flavors, so the beer is obviously popular there. the vibe is what makes it though, right on the beach you can just sip ales and watch the surfers until the sun goes down. we went here a bunch of times while we were in town, and enjoyed it a lot. would have liked to try more of their own beer, but maybe next time! if you are in tamarindo, you cant miss this place.

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Photo of einman
3.78/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
2.78/5  rDev -37.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 1.5 | food: 2.75

Photo of Rasmutant
4.51/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Danuel
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Volcano Brewing Company in Tilaran, Costa Rica
3.82 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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