Dusty and caps and cold beer !!!!!

My good friend Ben Woolnough came out to visit on his year long honeymoon, yes year long. I was nervous as Ben knows his beer and would be my greatest critic to date, as I value his opinion greatly. He loved the beer and is proudly flying the volcano brewing company flag all the way down under.               More photos Ben and anyone else for that matter send us in your photos representing volcano brewing company. Niki Head Brewer ...read the post

Beer fests and IPA

Yes June has been and gone, lots has passed and it was a great month here at volcano brewing co. Check the pictures below you can see that we were ready to represent VBC. It was a really good day and should be the whole weekend, there were so many new breweries this year, plus lots more brewpubs showing their style to. Favourite things that  happened, obviously showcasing my beers with the other high quality beverages that were on offer. Gato malo creating a storm and people actually seeking us out to have a bit of the bad cat. There ...read the post

Beer…..as far as the eye can see !!!!!!!

This time next week myself and the fellow brewing comunity will be enjoying the fruits of our labour at the 4th annual beerfestival, based at the centro de eventos Pedregal, San Antonio de belen, Heredia, San jose. There will be many different breweries representing from all over the country, from ourselves up here in guanecaste all the way down to quepos and beyond. Everyone will be offering merchandise, advise, wisdom and of course our craft BEEEEEEERRRR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? This personally is a milestone for me as it was this time last year that my relationship started at this wonderful beach brewery ...read the post

Periodically you learn something new

This blog all started out sitting at the bar here at vaquero, the conversation flows and as I have been asked many times before by local costa ricans, what goes into the beer and whats the process. I usually try to keep it simple and just keep it down to the basic recipe and what we use to make beer, you can make things very complicated by going into the micro biology of the yeast, or start talking about the different sugars you hope to obtain from your mashed malt, this is usuaslly proceeded by a glazed look and a ...read the post


Hello beer fans, Exciting times at the brewery, tomorrow our new 4bbl brew kettle is being shipped all the way from Goonie land the beautiful Oregon down to Tamarindo Costa Rica, all thanks to Portland kettle works. I can not wait as this finally means I get to max out our 7bbl fermentors, currently I brew 3bbls of beer and double batch to fill up those bad boys and was always left a little short but now no more now with the same amount of work I can fill those bad boys up brimming to the top. Keep those eyes ...read the post


The growlers are racked and stacked.

The howler monkeys have been hollering all morning beside the brewery, seems they want to tell everybody about that we got new growlers in stock in the brewery and EAT @JOES surf diner, so come on by and pick up your Pirate girl GROWLER for our always famous witch’s rock pale ale or if your feeling in that type of mood then grab a bad cat GROWLER and fill her up with true malty Gato malo. Come by the brewery or EAT @ JOES and ask any of our bar staff for more info. Beer to take and enjoy where ...read the post

Waxer and the madness of March

 March is upon us and we have been bombarded from all fronts. By land : Happy people coming in their droves, to drink and be merry down here at the beach and your making this brewer really work for his money and I have been doing double batch’s in one day to get the most out of our 3 bbl system……let’s just say that at the end of a 16 hour day brewing, I was tired and thirsty, good job I didn’t have to walk far to get a beer. ByAir: This time of year is notorious for its good ...read the post