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Master brewer

It turns out Chema's Bodega is in the process of moving to a new location, so the place is not... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2015
Tiki1068
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Guadalajara
outstanding visit

Among all the visits i've made to this venue i just can say that the pasion and the exellent... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2015
esteban c
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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16 Oct 2015
“Master brewer”
4 Oct 2015
“outstanding visit”
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La Bodega de Chema is a souvenir store were you can buy souvenirs from Costa Rican Microbreweries. You can find T-shirts, Pint Glasses, Growlers and Hats. Stop by and learn about the craft scene, you can find information about microbrewery tours and...more
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Calle 33 | Avenida 13, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed October 16, 2015

It turns out Chema's Bodega is in the process of moving to a new location, so the place is not operating daily. Call ahead of time if you're planning a visit! Next time I'm back in San Jose, for sure I will do the workshop....More

1  Thank Tiki1068
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Among all the visits i've made to this venue i just can say that the pasion and the exellent service by his owner JoseMaria is just superb, the different beers from different breweries from CRC and also foreing ones makes this place a paradise for...More

6  Thank esteban c
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Attended the class on may 10th (it goes from 1pm to 6pm) and right away you can tell that Chema is a pro, he knows his craft and can also teach, he makes it look so easy that one might think anyone can do it,...More

2  Thank faquesca
Chema_Mora, Owner at La Bodega de Chema, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2015

Thanks for coming to the Homebrew Class. I am glad you enjoyed it and I hope you start brewing your own batches soon. Hope to see you back here soon for some ingredients or to get a few beers to kick back at home.

Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across this cool little store and walked away with a growler of La Pelona IPA and several bottles of Costa Rican microbrews. The guys were very nice, spoke good English (better than my Spanish!), and let us sample the taps for free. I'll return...More

2  Thank Matthew B
Chema_Mora, Owner at La Bodega de Chema, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2015

Thanks for stopping by our store and I am glad you liked it. Your review is helping other find Costa Rican Craft beer. Stop by again for a refill on your growler. Cheers

Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

La Bodega de Chema is the perfect place to experience the process of making beer and learn about it with a clear explanation. You also can buy the equipment and ingredients to make your own beer at home or wherever you want. But if you...More

1  Thank Fafa0293
Chema_Mora, Owner at La Bodega de Chema, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2015

Glad you enjoy our store and classes. We try to have the best selection of beer and equipment for the people who love craft beer. Cheers

Reviewed March 16, 2015

I enjoyed very much all the explanation and hands on of the entire process. Chema has a great customers service! I will definitely purchase supplies and equipment from the store to make my own brew. 100% recommended to all Beers lovers!

1  Thank Francisco M
Chema_Mora, Owner at La Bodega de Chema, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2015

I am glad you enjoyed our homebrew class. Let me know if you have any further questions on the process and I look forward to seeing you brewing soon.

Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm not sure how much of a tourist attraction this is, it's a small store offering up a mix of local and imported beers for purchase, or, for consuming on the spot. The big draw is probably more for locals or for visiting homebrewers -...More

2  Thank saltshaker
Chema_Mora, Owner at La Bodega de Chema, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2015

I am happy you had a great experience. We hope to see you back in Costa Rica soon. Thanks for stopping by my homebrew shop.

Reviewed February 2, 2015

I really enjoyed the workshop and will definitely purchase supplies and equipment from Chema to make my own brew. Chema is really good at explaining the process in a fun way, the workshop is hands on and entertaining, Chema and Varo were great about answering...More

1  Thank vdaluz
Chema_Mora, Owner at La Bodega de Chema, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2015

Thanks for the review, we strive everyday to stay ahead and continue pioneering in Costa Rica. Stop by anytime if you have any further questions. Best Regards

Reviewed January 14, 2015

Workshop is amazing, Chema not only has a vast knowledge of handcraft beer but also a great customer service and excellent way to pass his knowledge. You get the chance to taste different beers during the day; have hands on of the entire process. Also,...More

1  Thank Alejandro M
Chema_Mora, Owner at La Bodega de Chema, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2015

Thanks for taking the time to review, we look forward to trying the beers you are going to make in the future. It makes me really happy to hear that you like the class and the bumper sticker. See you soon, Chema

Reviewed December 17, 2014

Though it is a small place, Chema's bodega is a worthwhile visit in San Jose. Growlers and bottles to go, local beers, beer ingredients and equipment, t-shirts and even classes for those who want to learn more.

2  Thank CaliAmber
Chema_Mora, Owner at La Bodega de Chema, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2015

Thanks so much for stopping by. It was a pleasure sharing our Costa Rica Craft Beer Knowledge with you and I´m glad you found some of our souvenirs we will be waiting for you when you come back to Costa Rica Cheers, Chema

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