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Everyone’s familiar with German beer. Most people know about Belgian beer. Some of y'all probably have a handle on the UK's brewing situation, and are vaguely aware of something going on in the US involving "craft."
What you probably don't know, unless you're actually in Brazil right now ('sup Simone), is that the South American country's entering the brewing game like Neymar on a breakaway.
To get the full rundown on the country's craft boom, we talked with Brazil-born, NY-raised Sofia Barbaresco, who moved back to her homeland in 2009 and, frustrated with her adopted country’s lack of great beer, immediately began homebrewing. In true pioneer fashion, she then founded Brasilia's first homebrew club, enrolled in a year-long brewing science program at Latin America's only brewing school, and later moved back to NYC to begin her career as a bona fide beer professional (she currently works as GM at upstate NY's forthcoming Industrial Arts Brewing).
Here's what Barbaresco had to say about the emerging -- and potentially enormous -- craft beer scene currently sweeping South America and hopefully, soon, heading north.