Today in Chile there are nearly 150 breweries in the country, ranging from garage to sophisticated operations. The necessary starting point to go on a tour of the beers in Chile is at Cervercería Nacional. This tiny brick-walled bar, in the up-and-coming area known as Yungay west of the downtown, is where to get your education via 70-odd craft beers. There are blonde beers, ales, lagers, and porters and also more "exotic" types like Peuhen's Ale made with piñones, Araucaria pine nuts, from the south of Chile. To accompany the beer, you can order hearty sandwiches of "tablas," cheese and cold cuts, to nosh.
Compañía de Jesús 2858, Barrio Yungay
Phone: 56 (2) 2681 4713