About Chilean Beer

Although Chile is not well known for beer, it is the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the country, representing about 60% of the market. Premium beers represent 18% of that figure and craft beers have become very popular as of late; there are now more than 300 microbreweries in Chile.

Most of the beers produced in Chile are lagers. There is a large German influence, especially in the southern Los Lagos region, which was populated by many German immigrants in the 18th and 19th centuries. That fact accounts for the style of beers from this territory.
Top Picks for Chile
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Cervecería Kross
Russian Imperial Stout
Opaque ebony brown color. Meaty, smoky, savory aromas of beef jerky, coffee, and baking chocolate with a round, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-length lime spritz, barbecue beef, smoked nuts, and grilled radicchio finish. A smoky Imperial Ale for carnivorous pairings.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Cervecería Kross
"Kuad" Cerveza Ale Fuerte
Minutely hazy dark brown color. Rich, meaty, woody interesting smoky aromas of jerky and bouillon, dark raisin bread, and smoked nuts with a velvety, crisp, effervescent, moderately sweet medium-full body and a warming, medium-long arugula, caramelized chestnuts, jicama, and peat moss finish with woody tannins and light oak. A rich, meaty, savory Belgian styled ale that will shine at the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222390
Cervecería Kross
5 Barrel-Aged Strong Ale
Brilliant dark copper color. Interesting aromas and flavors of chocolate coconut macaroon, cherry-pomegranate yogurt, roasted chestnuts and squash with exotic honeycomb, and sandalwood incense with a slightly chewy, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, complex, long fruit cake, cherry cola, cedar pencil, and wood aged cachaça finish. An intriguing and exotic wood aged ale.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab