I did lots of research before I left for Brazil (Porto Alegre) several months ago. These are the top beers I wanted to try. Some I did and some I never found. Please let me know which ones you like, and if you find some of these beers or others let me know how they taste. Falke Vivre Pour Vivre One of the few, if not the only Brazilian Sour beer. A fruit lambic. Amburana Lager Way Beer This beer is aged on Amburana wood which is only found in South America Bacuri Forest Made with the bacuri fruit from the amazon. Dado Bier Ilex Beer brewed with Yerba Mate. I had it served ice cold at the brewpub and it was interesting for one try but others said it was way to sweet when it warmed up. Seasons Green Cow IPA A Brazilian IPA Bamberg Tcheca (Not the Pilsner) This is supposed to be a great Bohemian Pilsner, not to be confused with Bamber’s more common pilsner which is mediocre. No De Pinho From Canoinhense This beer is uses Pine Knots (no de pinhos) in the schwartzbier. I can’t remember if they are used for fuel or aging. But this was brewed by Rupprecht Loeffler (passed away in 2011 at age 93) and canoinhense is said to be one of Brazil’ oldest microbreweries. Colorado Indica IPA And IPA from an expatriated American brewing in Brazil. He knows how to use hops and it has that nice Porto Alegre character (water minerals maybe?) Bamberg Rauchbier A very nice rauchbier that pairs great with hot weather. Gottlich Divina w Guaraná A pilsner with the guarana fruit or seed? Used in brewing. Guarana is in the maple family and the seed has twice the caffeine as coffee beans. Maria Degolada Annex Bier This was my favorite beer of my trip to Porto Alegre. It is a great tripel. The bottle says it is spiced but everything blends and is very subtle. Maria Degolada is a very interesting local legend. I thought the beer was only sold at the Bierkeller (a local speakeasy) but I found it at Bier Markt where you can also buy it for carry out. Seasons Funhouse Belgian Blonde This was a very nice Belgian Single with good complexity and very nice to drink.