About Peruvian Beer

Beer is a simple matter in Peru, as it is made for the common man, both in terms of flavor as well as price. While most beers are pilsners, some of the large breweries also craft wheat beers as well as red lagers and dark brown malts.

Quality is good and the beers are relatively straightforward; the brewers here for the most part aim to please their everyday customers. Small amounts are available in export markets, including the US.
Top Picks for Peru
204564
Unión de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston S.A.A.
Cusqueña Premium Lager
Golden amber color. Aromas of roasted corn and root vegetables, candy corn, and dates with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, toasted buttered bread, greens, and honeyed pear finish. A nice food beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204562
Unión de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston S.A.A.
Cusqueña Red Lager
Deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of omelet, grass, and nut bread toast with a crisp, dryish medium body and a radish, corn husk, and mineral finish. A nice lawnmower beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204563
Unión de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston S.A.A.
Cusqueña Negra Lager
Brown black color. Aromas of chocolate toffee, tape, and cherry vinaigrette with a frothy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a honeyed stone and tropical citrus fruit, apple, and putty accented finish. Very cloying and slightly phenolic.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab