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
https://twitter.com/AmbachtBier

Andean Brewing Company and Restaurant in Cuenca
https://www.facebook.com/AndeanBC

Andes Brewing Company in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/AndesBrewing

Averno Brewery in Quito
No known official links.

Bandido Brewing in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bandido-Brewing/403769543049657
http://bandidobrewing.com/

Barracuda Cerveza Artesanal in Guayaquil
https://www.facebook.com/gab.pro.5

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
https://www.facebook.com/cervezaballesta

Cerveza Bonanza and Restaurant near Portoviejo
http://www.destileriabonanza.com/

Cerveza Cuatro Rios in Cuenca
No known official links.

Cerveza Quilago in Quito
No known official links.

Cherusker in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/CheruskerCerveceriaAlemana

Del Galpón Cerveza in Valle de los Chillos
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cerverza-Artesanal-El-Galpon/126109564242567

Doggerlander in Valle de los Chillos
https://www.facebook.com/Doggerlander
http://www.doggerlander.com/

Hopfen Cerveza in Guayaquil
https://www.facebook.com/hopfenartesanal

Java Cerveza in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/java.cerveza

Jodoco Belgian Beer in Cuenca
https://www.facebook.com/jodocobelgianbrew

La Compañia Brewpub in Cuenca and Quito
https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Compa%C3%B1ia-Brewpub/1412739842295936

La Cuchara de San Marcos in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/lacuchara.desanmarcos

Los 3 Monjes in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/Los3Monjes
http://www.los3monjes.com/

Monkey’s Brew in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monkeys-Brew-Cerveza-Artesanal/577932098930980

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

Paramo Brauhaus in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/cervezaparamo
http://www.paramo.com.ec/

Porteña Cerveza in Guayaquil
https://www.facebook.com/CervezaPortenaEc

Quinde Brewery in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/QuindeBrewery

Red Dragon Brewing in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/reddragonbrew

Reina Cerveza in Guayaquil
https://www.facebook.com/reina.cervezaartesanal

Roche’s Brewing in Canoa
https://www.facebook.com/RochesBrewingCo

Santana Brewing Company near Mitad del Mundo
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santana-Brewing-Company/473535349351777

Shaman Cerveza (RIAR Brewing Company) in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/ShamanCervezaArtesanal
https://www.facebook.com/RIARBreweryCo

Sinners Brewery in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/SinnersBrewery

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

Stray Dog Brewpub in Baños
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stray-Dog-Brew-Pub/279347118917345
http://www.straydogbrewpub.com/

Turtle’s Head Brewpub / Camino del SOL Brewery in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/The.Turtles.Head
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camino-del-SOL-Cerveza-Artesanal/697681843628792

Umiña Cerveza in Puerto de Manta
https://www.facebook.com/CervezaUmina

Vendetta Cerveceria Artesanal in Quito
https://www.facebook.com/CerveceriaArtesanalQuito

Zarza Brewing Company in Loja
https://www.facebook.com/ZarzaBrewingCo
http://www.zarzabrewing.com/

 

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.