List of Craft Breweries in Ecuador

Updated in September 2017! When I first published this list in 2014, I had 40 craft breweries listed in Ecuador. The list is now much longer! Added and updated all social media and website links. New additions also include a bottle shop and some great beer bars, now that bottled craft beer is a possibility in Ecuador.

I’ve been lucky to visit Ecuador many times and see how the craft beer craze is taking off the small South American country. microbreweries, home brewers, nanobreweries, call them whatever you want – small, craft beer producers, are now found everywhere.

I originally wrote an article on the subject for the September/October 2014 issue of TAPS the beer magazine, you can download a digital copy here. Things have changed quite a bit in Ecuador since then.

Craft Beer Bottles in Quito

A Selection of Craft Beer bottles from Ecuador

 

To add to that article, and my older post about Craft Beer in Ecuador taking on Pilsner and Club, here is a listing of all of the craft (artesanal) brewers in Ecuador. If you know of anyone who should be added to this list, let me know!

Craft beer, or cerveza artesanal, as it is called in Ecuador, now numbers well over 100 different breweries, msot of whom are listed below. This cerveza artesanal list is constantly changing and being updated. Pretty much all of them are on Facebook or Instagram, but not so many have their own functioning websites. Where possible, links have been provided below. Since these guys are all based in Ecuador, you may need to brush up on your Spanish to decipher the where/how to find some of these beers if you’re planning to visit this little country in South America.

1984 Beer in Quito
facebook.com/1984beer

Abysmo Brewery and Brewpub in Quito
abysmobeer.com
instagram.com/abysmobrewpub
facebook.com/Abysmo
twitter.com/abysmoartesanal

Adventure Brewing Company in Quito
adventurebrewingec.com
instagram.com/adventurebrewingec
facebook.com/adventurebrewingec

Ale’s Art Brewery in Banos
facebook.com/alesartbrewerybanos

Alkimia Beer in Tumbaco
https://www.facebook.com/AlkimiaBeer/

AMARU Cerveza Artesanal in Quito
facebook.com/amarucerveza

Amsel Bräu in Cumbaya
amselbrauec.blogspot.com
instagram.com/amselbrau
facebook.com/amselbrau
twitter.com/amsel_brau

Andes Brewing Company in Quito
andesbrew.com
instagram.com/andesbrewing
facebook.com/AndesBrewing
twitter.com/AndesBrewing

Angel’s Town Brewing in Quito
angelstownbrewing.com
facebook.com/Angelstownbrewing
twitter.com/AngelsTownBeer

Animal Brewery in Quito
instagram.com/beer.animal.brewery
facebook.com/Animalbrewery

Antares Brewery & Restaurant in Cuenca
facebook.com/AntaresCerveceriaArtesanal

Antisana Beer Co in Quito
instagram.com/antisana_beerco
facebook.com/Antisanabeer

Arlequina Cerveza Artesanal in Quito
arlequinabrewery.com
facebook.com/arlequinabrewery

AYA Cerveza Artesanal in Quito
facebook.com/ayacerveza

Bamboo Cerveza Artesenal in Quito
facebook.com/bamboocervecera

Bandido Brewing – Brewery in Quito
bandidobrewing.com/brewery

Bandido Brewing – Brewpub in Quito
bandidobrewing.com
instagram.com/bandidobrewing
facebook.com/Bandidobrewing
twitter.com/bandidobrewing

Beer Factory Brewery in Cuenca
facebook.com/Beer-Factory-Brewery-Restaurant-391847414202121

Cervecería Brobarnia in Valle de los Chillos
facebook.com/brobarnia
twitter.com/brobarnia

Cervecería La Cayetana in Aloasi
facebook.com/cervecerialacayetana

Cervecería Nórdica in Cuenca
nordica.com.ec
facebook.com/cervecerianordica

Cervecería Quiteña in Quito
instagram.com/quitenacraftbeer
facebook.com/CerveceriaGourmetEcuador

Cerveza Artesanal Becken in Cuenca
instagram.com/cervezaartesanal_becken
facebook.com/cervezabecken

Cerveza Artesanal Cascade in Cuenca
facebook.com/CervezaArtesanalCascade

Cerveza Artesanal Galápagos in Puerto Ayora
instagram.com/galapagosbrewery
facebook.com/Cerveza-Artesanal-Gal%C3%A1pagos-1699687953608751
twitter.com/galapagobrewery

Cerveza Artesanal La Fortaleza in Otavalo
facebook.com/Cerveza-Artesanal-La-Fortaleza-1561797074057778

Cerveza Artesanal Liebesgott in Guayaquil
facebook.com/Cerveza-Artesanal-Liebesgott-1419785491635242

Cerveza Artesanal República in Guayaquil
instagram.com/cervezarepublica
facebook.com/cervezarepublica.ec

Cerveza Bajamar in Guayaquil
cervezabajamar.com
instagram.com/cervezabajamar
facebook.com/CervezaBajamar

Cerveza Ballesta in Sangolqui
cervezaballesta.wixsite.com/cervezaballesta
instagram.com/cervezaballesta
facebook.com/cervezaballesta
twitter.com/cervezaballesta

Cerveza Bonanza in Portoviejo
destileriabonanza.com
instagram.com/bonanzabeer
facebook.com/Cerveza-Bonanza-271061626567614

Cerveza Caran in Caranqui
caran.ec
instagram.com/cervezacaran
facebook.com/cervezacaran

Cerveza Cuatro Rios in Cuenca
instagram.com/cerveceriacuatrorios
facebook.com/CervezaCuatroRios

Cerveza El Conde in Chone
instagram.com/cervezaelconde
facebook.com/cervezaelconde

Cerveza Eureka in Quito
cervezaeureka.com
facebook.com/cervezaeureka
twitter.com/craftbeereureka

Cerveza Impala in Guayaquil
instagram.com/cervezaimpala
facebook.com/cervezaimpala

Cerveza La Morena in Cumbaya
facebook.com/Cervezalamorena
twitter.com/cervezalamorena

Cerveza Montesca in Portoviejo
instagram.com/cervezaartesanalmontesca
twitter.com/CervezaMontesca

Cerveza MUt Lager in Cotogchoa
cerveza-mut.com
instagram.com/cervezamut
facebook.com/mutlager

Cerveza Quilago in Quito
No known official links.

Cerveza Teufelsjager in Guayaquil
instagram.com/cervezateufelsjager
facebook.com/CervezaTeufelsjager

Cerveza Umiña in Manta
instagram.com/cervezaumina
facebook.com/CervezaUmina
twitter.com/cervezaumina

Cerveza WOLF in Quito
facebook.com/cervezawolfquito

Cervezas Tormo in Cuenca
cervezastormo.com
facebook.com/Cervezas-artesanales-Tormo-627772257292058
twitter.com/cervezastormo

Cherusker Cerveceria in Quito
cherusker.com
instagram.com/cheruskercerveceriaalemana
facebook.com/CheruskerCerveceriaAlemana

Cinco Cerros in Guayaquil
cinco-cerros.com
instagram.com/cervezacincocerros
https://www.facebook.com/cincocerros/

Compañía Cervecera Los Chillos in Valle de los Chillos
facebook.com/cerveceraloschillos

Cultura Andina Brewing Co in Quito
culturaandinabrewi.wixsite.com/cabrewing
facebook.com/culturaandinabrewingco

Curuchupa Cerveza Artesanal in Cuenca
facebook.com/CuruChupaCervezaArtesanal

Del Galpón Cerveza in Valle de los Chillos
facebook.com/cervezaartesanalelgalpon

Django Cerveza Artesanal in Quito
instagram.com/djangocerveceria
facebook.com/DjangoCerveza
twitter.com/djangocerveza

Doggerlander in Valle de los Chillos
doggerlander.com
instagram.com/doggerlander.ecuador
facebook.com/Doggerlander

El Camaleón Cervecería in Quito
facebook.com/ELCamaleonECU
twitter.com/camaleoncerveza

Far Out Cerveceria Alemana in Cuenca
facebook.com/faroutcerveza

Frigga Brewing Co in Guayaquil
friggabrewingco.wixsite.com/misitio
instagram.com/frigga_cerveceriaecu

GLÜCK Cerveza Artesanal in Quito
facebook.com/GL%C3%9CCK-Cerveza-Artesanal-1650039025288872

Guayaquil Brewing Co in Guayaquil
guayaquilbrewing.com
instagram.com/guayaquilbrewing
facebook.com/guayaquilbrewing

Hermann Cerveza Artesanal in Valle de los Chillos
instagram.com/hermanncervezaartesanal
facebook.com/HermannCervezaArtesanal
twitter.com/hermannbrewing

Holy Krank Hobo’s Brewery in Quito
krankbrewery.com
instagram.com/krank_brew
facebook.com/Krank-Brewery-391628031033522
twitter.com/KrankBrew

Hopfen Cerveza in Guayaquil
instagram.com/hopfenartesanal
facebook.com/Hopfencervezaartesanal

Hoppingcat Microbrewing
facebook.com/hoppingcat

Hops 22 Craft Beer in Guayaquil
instagram.com/hops22craftbeer
facebook.com/HOPS22CRAFTBEER
twitter.com/hops_22

Huitaca Cerveza Artesanal in Guayaquil
huitacabeer.com
instagram.com/huitacabeer
facebook.com/HuitacaBeer

Ilse Möller Bier in Guayaquil
facebook.com/ilsemollerbier
twitter.com/ilsemollerBier

Indie Beer Company in Quito
facebook.com/indiebeercompany

Java Cerveza in Quito
facebook.com/java.cerveza

Jodoco Belgian Brew / Cerveceria Derijcke in Cuenca
jodocobelgianbrew.com
instagram.com/jodoco.belgian.brew
facebook.com/jodocobelgianbrew

La Compañia Brewpub in Cuenca
facebook.com/cervezaartesanal.lacompania

La Compañia Brewpub in Quito
facebook.com/La-Compania-Brewpub-1412739842295936

La Endémica Cerveza Artesana de Galápagos in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
facebook.com/la.endemica.galapagos

La Oficina in Quito
facebook.com/laoficinaquito

Latitud Cero in Cuenca
cervezalatitudcero.com/comprar
instagram.com/cervezalatitudcero
facebook.com/CervezaLatitudCero
twitter.com/cervezalatitud0

Los 3 Monjes in Quito
instagram.com/cervezalos3monjes
facebook.com/Los3Monjes
twitter.com/los3monjes

Monkey’s Brew in Quito
instagram.com/monkeysbrew
facebook.com/pages/Monkeys-Brew-Cerveza-Artesanal/577932098930980

Montalvina Cerveza in Ambato
instagram.com/montalvina_cerveza
facebook.com/cervezamontalvina

Montañita Brewing Company in Montañita
facebook.com/pages/Monta%C3%B1ita-Brewing-Company/147845548689955
montanitabrewingcompany.com

Nativa Brewery in Ibarra
cervezanativa.beer
instagram.com/nativabrewery
facebook.com/nativabrewery

Odisea Brewing Company in Guayaquil
instagram.com/odiseabrewing
facebook.com/Odisea-Brewing-381969258860008

Pagano Beer Co in Quito
instagram.com/paganobeerco
facebook.com/paganobeerco

Paramo Brauhaus and Biergarten in Puembo
paramo.com.ec
instagram.com/paramo_brauhaus
facebook.com/cervezaparamo
twitter.com/cervezaparamo

Parbirra Brewing Company in Guayaquil
instagram.com/parbirra.brewing.co
facebook.com/Parbirra.Brewing.Co
twitter.com/parbirrabrew

Pileus Brewery in Tumbaco
facebook.com/PILEUSBreweryCervezaArtesanal.BEERisfredoom

Pissku Brewing in Ambato
https://www.facebook.com/Piskkubrewing/

Plan B Homebrew in Quito
facebook.com/planb.beer

Porteña Cerveza in Guayaquil
instagram.com/CervezaPortena
facebook.com/CervezaPortenaEc
twitter.com/cervezaportena

Quinde Brewery in Quito
facebook.com/QuindeBrewery
twitter.com/QuindeBrewery

Ragnarök Brewery in Quito
instagram.com/ragnarok_brew
facebook.com/RagnarokBrew
twitter.com/ragnarokbrew

Sabai Beer in Cumbaya
sabaibeer.com
instagram.com/sabaibeer
facebook.com/sabaibeer
twitter.com/sabaibeer

Saint Roots Brewing Company in Quito
instagram.com/saint_roots_brewing_ec
facebook.com/saintrootscerveceria

Salvatora Weißbier in Banos, Ambato and Quito
salvatorabell.com
instagram.com/salvatorabell
facebook.com/SalvatoraBell

Santana Brewing Company near Mitad del Mundo
facebook.com/SantanaBrewingCompany

Santa Rosa Beer in Quito
instagram.com/santarosabeer
facebook.com/santarosabeer

Shaman Cerveza in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/ShamanCervezaArtesanal

Siete Cruces in Quito
cervezasietecruces.com
instagram.com/sietecruces
facebook.com/cervezaartesanalsietecruces
twitter.com/sietecrucesbeer

SINNERS Brewery in Yaruqui
sinnersbrewery.com
instagram.com/sinnersbrewery
facebook.com/SinnersBrewery
twitter.com/sinnersbrewery

Sol del Venado in San Pedro de Vilcabamba
http://www.soldelvenado.com
facebook.com/SolDeVenado

Stray Dog Brewpub in Baños
facebook.com/straydoginbanos

Tempel Cerveceria in Quito
tempelcerveceria.com
instagram.com/tempel_cerveceria
facebook.com/tempelcerveceria
twitter.com/TempelBrewing

The Road Cerveza Artesanal in Valle de los Chillos
https://www.facebook.com/theroadbeer/

Triana Brewery in Quito
instagram.com/trianabrewing
facebook.com/trianabrewery

Turtle’s Head Brewpub / Camino del SOL Brewery in Quito
caminodelsol.ec
facebook.com/TurtlesHeadQuito
facebook.com/CaminoDelSolCerveza
twitter.com/CaminoDelSol_EC

Two Barrel Brewery in Sangolqui
instagram.com/twobarrelbrewery
facebook.com/Twobarrelbrewery
twitter.com/twobarrelbrew

Una Mas Ecuador in Quito
facebook.com/unamasecuador

Valkyria Brewing Co in Quito
facebook.com/valkyriabrewingco

Wawqi Brewery in Quito
instagram.com/wawqi.brewery
facebook.com/Wawqi-Brewery-1710381182506605

Zambo Creek Microcerveceria in Quito
zambocreekcerveceria.wixsite.com/zambocreekcerveceria
instagram.com/zambocreek_microcerveceria
facebook.com/zambocreekmicrocerveceria
twitter.com/ZamboCreekMICRO

Zarza Brewing Company in Loja
zarzabrewing.com
facebook.com/ZarzaBrewingCo
instagram.com/zarzabrewing

Is this list 100% complete? Of course not, but it is more extensive than any list you will find on sites like Untappd or Ratebeer. So send me any information you may have on places that are new for me to check out on my next visit to Ecuador!

Note that some of the breweries above may not have official visiting hours. Additionally, some of them such as Indie Beer Company are bars that commonly serve other Ecuadorian craft beer, but may also serve their own branded beers from time to time. If you are looking to maximize your beer drinking time in Quito, watch for my upcoming “Beer Day in Quito” post!

Best Beer Bars in Ecuador

Sometimes you don’t need to hit an actual brewery to try some of the best beers. There are some great beer bars in Ecuador, mostly around Quito. Here is my quick list of recommendations. In Quito, La Reserva, HOPS Craft Beer Pub, Ciudad Cerveza, Bandido del Paramo, Romero’s Burgers and Frida Tacos are my top places. In Guayaquil, check out República de la Cerveza and the (soon to be opened) El TapRoom. In Cuenca there is Lacraft Beer Garden as well. All these bars are easily found on Facebook.

Other Ecuador Beer Links

Buy bottles of local craft beer at Viva Cerveza who also happen to run the best Craft Beer Festival in Ecuador. If you’re wanting to do a craft beer tour in Quito, look up Land of Hoppiness. And if you want beer delivered to your house or hotel, there are a few ever-changing services out there but MotoBirra Beer Delivery may be worth contacting.

Ecuador Craft Breweries that have been removed from the list:

RIAR Brewing Company (now Shaman Cerveza), Roche’s Brewing in Canoa (closed in 2015), Ambacht Bier in Guayaquil (closed in 2014. Became Región Cerveza Artesanal, which closed in 2015), Santaana Cerveceria / Cerveza Artesanal in Cuenca (reported as closed), Andean Brewing Company in Cuenca (closed in 2015). Vendetta Cerveceria in Quito (out of business), Red Dragon Brewing in Quito (out of business), Reina Cerveza in Guayaquil (out of business), La Cuchara de San Marcos in Quito (good restaurant, but no longer makes beer), Cervecería Cerro Negro in Sangolqui (out of business), Barracuda Cerveza Artesanal in Guayaquil (out of business), Averno Brewery in Quito (now Abysmo).

About Red Hunt

A former journalist and business analyst that now works in the world of travel marketing. Based in Toronto, Red Hunt has travelled to more than 40 countries over the past 10 years. You can follow Red on Twitter @redhunttravel.