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Latin America soon to be: craft beer in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.

Discussion in 'The Rest of the World' started by flying_dutchman, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. flying_dutchman

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    Hi everyone, my name is Rick, a dutch guy living in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.

    After having lived here for 4 years I have become fed up with the meager selection of beer available in the region. There are only 2 commercial brands from the same brewery and hardly any craft beers at all. So I decided to start brewing my own. :) Once I have some more experience and can brew a few varieties with a stable quality everytime i brew it, I will start selling them in restaurants in Vilcabamba and bars in Loja. Will keep you all up to date here on the progress of opening my nano-brewery. :)

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  2. aleszu

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    hey flying_dutchman, sounds great. best of luck. get in touch if you want to be connected to brewers I know in Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. some are americans, others latin americans.
    writeaboutbeer@gmail.com
     
  3. flying_dutchman

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    Thank you so much Aleszu, that is going to be such a big time help. :)

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  4. TheMadHopper

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    Sounds Great dutchman! I am opening a small brew pub in Quito and would love to drop by your place some time when I am down that way
     
  5. flying_dutchman

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    I am still in the process of raising funds for the first equipment, but once I am brewing you are more than welcome to drop by. I am also going to create a yeast bank eventually so I can create a infinite storage of high quality, uncontaminated yeast from all kinds of liquid yeast strains. I will try to get strains from various people in the states and other places so I can get a complete inventory of wyeast and whitelabs year-round strains. I have already talked with whitelabs about various ways of getting their yeast over here in forms other than the liquid vials.
    Once that bank is up and going I could easily supply any brewer in Ecuador with vials of liquid "ready to pitch" yeast vials at cost-price of stepping up from the deep-frozen yeast storage. That is one of the main reasons I want to start the yeast bank and having a science and biology educational back-ground I already know al the procedures by hard from practice. :)

    But first I would need to raise the funds of course ^_^.

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  6. flying_dutchman

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    What do you guys think of the name "Flying Dutchman Brewhouse" as a possible name for my nano-brewery?

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  7. flying_dutchman

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    something like this if I could get permission of the copyright owner of the artwork of the flying dutchman's ship:
    [​IMG]
     
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