Pronounced here as “eepa”, the IPAs don’t have quite the bitter, sucking-on-a-pine-cone quality Greg and I crave in the Sweetwaters or Coronado Islanders back home, but they are among the tastiest beers we’ve tried outside the States.
Here’s a round up of our favorite bars and brews in Bogota.
Britannia Pub: Co-run by Alex Owen, a passionate beer snob. Order the Sierra del Tigre IPA and dark Belgium ale.
Monkey House: Oodles of brands. Try the Apostol Tropical and Tres Cordilleras Negra, both Medellin breweries.
Bogota Beer Company: The first Colombia brewpub to make craft beers popular. The Septimazo IPA is delicious. I also liked the porter. Multiple locations.
Chelarte: Brews four beers. The Zenaida oatmeal stout was my favorite.