Brazil entering the craft beer map
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Despite Brazil’s third position in the overall beer market with over 13 million liters produced, the craft beer market is still very small.

But craft breweries continue to grow each year, creating a very interesting market for new investors. There are already over 300 registered micro breweries (and many other unregistered), with companies growing at amazing rate of over 40% per year.

One of the consequences of this growth is the increase interest of large international craft breweries to export to the region.

And this interest brings the worlds leading producers closer to local producers, creating a very large space for collaboration, a tradition among market players around the world. Here are some of the major collaborations that came to the market with great success in recent times:

EXTRA FANCY IPA: Tupiniquim Brewery is one of the companies who works well this Brazilian growing market to create collaborations. This beer is a traditional American India Pale Ale, with Centennial, Northern and Cascade hops. But with a slight twist: Lemon Tahiti, a typical Brazilian fruit (lemon pulp is added to the dry hopping). Collaboration between this Brazilian brewery with Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, from EvilTwin Brewing.

SAISON DE CAJU: Another brew create by Tupiniquim Brewery in collaboration with an established brewery. This time, the Brazilians brew along with Brian Strumke, from Stillwater Artisanal. The result is a slightly alcoholic saison with two typical Brazilian fruits: cashew and mango.

LOST IN TRANSLATION: Second partnership of Tupiniquim with the Danish Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, from EvilTwin Brewing. This recipe brings together barley malt, wheat malt, oats, hops and Brettanomyces, the traditional yeast found on the outskirts of Brussels.

POLIMANGO DOUBLE IPA: Another collaborative brew from Tupiniquim, this time with Henok Fentie, from the Swedish Omnipollo brewery. The result of the partnership is a very bitter and strong beer, with an unusual ingredient: polenta flour.

O GRANDE ENCONTRO (The big meeting): This beer is a collaboration between three breweries. A Quadruppel with brown sugar, created by the Brazilians from Colorado and Tupiniquim breweries, and the Norwegians from Nøgne Ø.

YBA-LA: Another collaborations between the Brazilians from Colorado and Tupiniquim brewery, with the Norwegians from Nøgne Ø. A saison a beer, with malt and wheat oats, and Avaia an acidic fruit that brings come freshness to the brew.

6 OCLOCK: This is a balanced IPA that represents very well the beer style with high hop content that the Americans love so much. A beer created in partnership between the Brazilian brewery Invicta with the Americans from Sixpoint.

HELLO MY NAME IS ZÉ: A beer of Rios Duas Cabeças brewery. This time the partnership was made with the Scots from Brewdog. A very interesting recipe: an IPA with the addition and infusion of passion fruit, a typical Brazilian fruit, highlighting the citrus flavors and aromas of American hops. 

SAISON DE CAIPIRA: A partnership of Wals brewery (recently purchased by Ab Inbev) with one of the craft beer movement icons in the United States: Garrett Oliver from Brooklyn Brewery. A Saison with a Brazilian twist: garapa, sugar cane juice.

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