We have been selling Krug beer in the hostel for a while now and its always a nice change from the usual Pislen, Aguila or Club Colombia national beers.
They do a range of flavours and strengths, Pilz (4.5%), Weizen (7%), Festival (7%), Cacoa (7%), Coffee (5%) and the mighty Bok at a serious 11%, there are 6 types in total along with occasional guest beers and Krug import all the ingredients, bottles and recipies from Bavaria in Germany.
The Krug project is headed by Edgar Krug, a German master brewer who has imported all the brewing machinery and equipment to his place in Pidecuesta. It’s not huge but they’re really friendly guys who are proud of what they do and more than happy to show you. It’s a great chance to taste a few cold beers on a hot afternoon and see how a Bavarian beer is really brewed.
They also do a german curry sausage with chunky fries which goes down a treat after a couple of bottles of Pilz. Just make sure you ask for it, it’s the only place you will find it here so depending on Edgar’s German supplies it can be pretty valuable stuff.
If you’re interested give us a shout and we can put you in touch. One tip from us though is take a taxi there as it’s good beer fresh from the factory and we’ll be very suprised if your don’t leave at least a little prendido (tipsy).
As well as trying the bottled version in Kasa Guane you can also go and have a draft beer at the Zum Krug bar on the Carrera 36 #42 – 40. Here you’ll usually find Omar, a Bucaramanga local heavily involved in the project who is a great friend of Kasa Guane and will be more than happy to answer any questions about his beer or his beautiful city.