2cabeças with their award for Best Beer Label, which they won at Brasil Brau in June 2013.
Today I am really excited to be able to bring you an interview with Maíra Kimura who is part of the Rio-based Brazilian microbrewery 2cabeças (2cabeças translates as 2 heads).
I met Maíra quite randomly back in March at Lollapalooza when she was amongst a group of my sister-in-law’s friends who were waiting to watch Pearl Jam. Somehow the conversation turned to beer and I discovered that Maíra not only homebrews beer but also works for 2cabeças.
Whilst Brazilian beer consumption (per capita) may lag behind us binge-drinkers from Europe, the demand that its much larger population creates means that as as a market and producer it is the third largest in the world.
A few other factors also contribute towards making beer Brazil’s alcoholic beverage of choice:
- Brazil is very hot + beer is very refreshing = Kerching!
- Its climate is not particularly conducive to producing wine, apart from in the South.
- Apart from cachaça, spirits come from outside of Brazil and are quite expensive (see my post on imports). Continue Reading