OUR PURPOSE

 

Throughout history, beer has served a variety of purposes. For the Sumerians it was an elixir for religious festivities that celebrated the gods. The Babylonians highlighted the social importance of this ancient beverage. In ancient Egypt, beer was part of the diet of the general population and some recipes were developed for medicinal purposes. In the Middle Ages beer served to preserve life against the Bubonic plague.

But the main characteristic that has been passed down from generation to generation is the principle of uniting and sharing. Tribes, cultures, and even nations have united around beer. Numu Brewing Company was created in recognition of the legacy of thousands of years and generations of people who illustrated the power that this drink has to unite people, regardless of their origin, creed, race, gender, or language.

 
 
 
 
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All through great beers

We believe in uniting cultures and sharing great experiences that inspire people to follow their passions.

 

OUR STORY

 
The region where the brewery is located was inhabited by indigenous people called the Chorotega. This region of Costa Rica contributed a great cultural base to the rest of the country and is recognized through folklore, music, gastronomy, art, and names of places that still are present today.

The region where the brewery is located was inhabited by indigenous people called the Chorotega. This region of Costa Rica contributed a great cultural base to the rest of the country and is recognized through folklore, music, gastronomy, art, and names of places that still are present today.

The region is known for its savannahs and plains, its rivers and refreshing waterfalls, mountains and volcanoes with spectacular views, and beaches of white sands. But above all it is known for the human warmth of the people who inhabit it.

The region is known for its savannahs and plains, its rivers and refreshing waterfalls, mountains and volcanoes with spectacular views, and beaches of white sands. But above all it is known for the human warmth of the people who inhabit it.

Taking all these characteristics, we looked for a common denominator that symbolically spoke about the Guanacaste region; from here the concept of the sun was born, which in Chorotega language is translated to NUMU.

Taking all these characteristics, we looked for a common denominator that symbolically spoke about the Guanacaste region; from here the concept of the sun was born, which in Chorotega language is translated to NUMU.

 
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GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA

we want you to feel the human warmth and friendship that went INTO OUR BEERS.

 

THE TEAM


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CEO & Founder

Robert Buethe

Robert is a Chicago native who got his first taste of quality beer as a teenager while living with his family in Germany in 1980 (“Bitte ein Bit”!) and has been a huge beer fan ever since. He has worked, lived, and traveled in hundreds of countries in every region of the world. In 1997 Robert was a limited partner in a startup brewpub in Chicago called Hopcats.  This brewery, restaurant, and music venue was his first exposure to fresh, craft beer and the brewing industry. It was also the site of his first efforts in homebrewing; a passion that developed into an obsession over the next twenty years.

In early 2018 he developed the vision and executed the plans to create a premier craft brewery in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  He moved to Guanacaste his wife and three children (and the dog!) to pursue his passion and follow his dreams.

Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CICERONE Certified Beer Server.


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Marketing / Sales & Founding Partner

Carlos Reiche

Guatemalan by birth, but Costa Rican by heart. Carlos Reiche came from Guatemala in the 80's directly to CATIE, Turrialba. As a teenager, he was exposed to, and captivated by, the flavors and textures of international beers, wines, and foods from different countries.

In 2012 tired of trying dull beers, he decided to make his own beers. He built his own equipment and made his first craft beer, then started experimenting with other styles, flavors and techniques. In 2015, he started working for the first craft brewery in Costa Rica, where he sold and promoted their beers. Carlos loves the relationship that is generated between the customers and people that love craft beers. 

May Numu (sun) shine in each beer and every glass you will taste!


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HEAD Brewer / NyujA

Daniel M. LeoN

Costa Rican like “gallo pinto”. His best memories as a child and teenager: roaming free between trees and rivers, hills and landscapes in the country side of Ciudad Colón and Escazú. He declared himself free from prejudices and borders, loves the simple, the green and blue. His first contact with craft beer was as a bartender at Craic Irish Pub in 2013.

His craft beer learning process began, in 2015 at Wilk Craft Beer with a lot of reading, small batches and countless opportunities to experiment with multiple ingredients and collaborations. This led, as part of Wilk’s team to win three medals in the America's Beer Cup held in Chile with the Kölsch, Red India Pale Ale, and Porter styles. Later, both in the South Cup Beer (Argentina) and in the first edition of the Copa Pura Vida (Costa Rica), he won a medal with the Irish Red Ale style. Daniel is a CICERONE Certified Beer Server.

For him beer is a perfect blend of science and magic. He declares himself in love with the beer culture and its people, its energy and passion. He finds inspiration in new flavors and in the memory of other delicious ones he has tasted. He is grateful of each and every person that has contributed to his learning process.


 

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