Hiking through permaculture farms and admiring bamboo structures makes one quite thirsty. Usually, quality hoppy libations are inaccessible in Latin America, which is why we were so ecstatic to happen upon Cafe Flor and Roche’s Brewery in Canoa, Ecuador.
We’d heard rumors of locally brewed IPAs on tap served with burritos. It was just what we were craving. And while it did turn out to be a little too good to be true (the IPA had run out the day before), we did like the passion fruit hefeweizen so much we returned the following day with a 2 liter water bottle that brewmaster Brandon Roche happily filled as a growler to go.