List of Craft Breweries 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 recently wrote an article on the subject for the September/October 2014 issue of TAPS the beer magazine, you can subscribe to the magazine here or buy a digital copy here.

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 more than 40 breweries in Ecuador. This cerveza artesanal list is constantly changing and being updated. Pretty much all of them are on Facebook or Twitter, 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.


Abysmo in Quito
No known official links.

Ambacht Bier in Guayaquil

Andean Brewing Company and Restaurant in Cuenca

Andes Brewing Company in Quito

Averno Brewery in Quito
No known official links.

Bandido Brewing in Quito

Barracuda Cerveza Artesanal in Guayaquil

Cervecería Cerro Negro in Sangolqui
No known official links.

Cervecería Gourmet Ecuatoriana (Cerveza Quiteña Casera) in Quito
No known official links.

Cerveza Ballesta in Quito

Cerveza Bonanza and Restaurant near Portoviejo

Cerveza Cuatro Rios in Cuenca
No known official links.

Cerveza Quilago in Quito
No known official links.

Cherusker in Quito

Del Galpón Cerveza in Valle de los Chillos

Doggerlander in Valle de los Chillos

Hopfen Cerveza in Guayaquil

Java Cerveza in Quito

Jodoco Belgian Beer in Cuenca

La Compañia Brewpub in Cuenca and Quito

La Cuchara de San Marcos in Quito

Los 3 Monjes in Quito

Monkey’s Brew in Quito

Montañita Brewing Company in Montañita

Paramo Brauhaus in Quito

Porteña Cerveza in Guayaquil

Quinde Brewery in Quito

Red Dragon Brewing in Quito

Reina Cerveza in Guayaquil

Roche’s Brewing in Canoa

Santana Brewing Company near Mitad del Mundo

Shaman Cerveza (RIAR Brewing Company) in Quito

Sinners Brewery in Quito

Sol del Venado in San Pedro de Vilcabamba

Stray Dog Brewpub in Baños

Turtle’s Head Brewpub / Camino del SOL Brewery in Quito

Umiña Cerveza in Puerto de Manta

Vendetta Cerveceria Artesanal in Quito

Zarza Brewing Company in Loja


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.