Recently I had the pleasure of touring Costa Rica as part of a group on business. Months before the trip I checked the beer scene out on the internet which revealed a total of one craft breweries in Costa Rica and a very limited offering of local macro brews. Panic set in. I knew that I needed to reach that brewery. To cut to the chase I managed to divert an entire tour bus full of my fellow travellers unawares to this brewery (Volcano Brewing). I spoke to the tour guide and told him of my dilema and how it was unlikely that my fellow travellers would agree to the change in itinerary. He was really cool and said leave it to me. As we pulled into the brewery no one on the bus except for me and the tour guide knew what was going on. When we got off the bus I headed to the bar as the others on the bus were treated to a tour of the brewery and an explanation of brewing. Later they joined me at the bar for a two hour session of APA and Brown Ale. As we got back on the bus the guide said to everyone that if they had a good time to thank me as it was my idea. They were in shock and thought it was all part of the itinerary. Thankfully they all enjoyed the detour very much. Even the tour guide thanked me and said he would include the brewery tour for future groups. What lengths have you gone to to get a real beer?