If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that we think an important part of experiencing local cultures is drinking the local beer.
In Chile there are many beers to choose from, but at Chile West we prefer to serve Escudo.
Escudo is the Portuguese and Spanish word for shield. The Escudo was also the first Spanish gold coin in 1566. In Chile, between 1960 and 1975, the Escudo was the unit of currency until it was replaced with the Chilean peso. Escudo is also a popular Chilean beer.
Escudo is lager style beer. It has a medium body, is amber in color and is slightly hoppy to bitter in flavor.
Fly fishing down the Carretera Austral with your best buddies and Chile West, you can get a real thirst up. After a great fish, a great day on the river or just because, Escudo is a great choice.
We like Escudo because:
- It can be found in most stores along the Carretera Austral.
- It has a bit more of a punch than other beers.
- It doesn’t break the bank.
- It tastes great!
Guide secret #452:
Bags of frozen vegetables make great ice packs in the event you have no ice. If you find yourself on the Carretera and the local store has no ice, reach for the frozen vegetables!