Huaraz-born hotelier launches new craft beer called Huasca Pacha

S ince ancient times beers have been produced and are consumed by the world´s population. It´s said that the Egyptians used it on a daily basis and since then it has gone through a process of improvements for thousands of years. Literally to end up in the hands of monks in medieval times, who after centuries of confinement in their cloisters left us, to our good luck, this wonderful drink as it is known today.

The city of Huaraz was not exempt from beer production as the Maguiña family started in 1932 the Huascarán Brewery and produced beers such as Cebú, which was a dark beer; Pilsen Huaraz (blond) and Cerveza Huascarán. These beers are sadly no longer available as the brewery shut down in 1961.

Juan Manuel Quiros Romero from Huaraz and owner of Albergue Churup informed the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph that he has produced seven different types of craft beers that will be on the market as soon as all paperwork is done. The beer will be called Huasca Pacha and its seven flavours will be given names related to Huaraz and its area. Huasca Pacha is brewed in the city itself and according to the producers; the beer will not be as strong as the regular known craft beers. Huaraz already counts with multiple bars and cafés that sell craft beers from the nation’s capital and since 2012 with two local craft beer companies.

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