Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is proud to carry the beers of Costa Rica’s first and only microbrewery, Craft Brewing Co. One of these brews – La Segua, on tap since May 2013 at our Tico’s lounge and Sol y Sombra’s Bar & Grill – is a favourite among staff and guests alike.
The name of the ale has an interesting backstory. According to one of Costa Rica’s most famous legends, La Segua is a beautiful enchantress who waits by the roadside at night, hoping to encounter a man on his way home from an evening of heavy drinking. After stopping a lusty man and convincing him to give her a ride home, she reveals herself as a terrifying monster – a woman with a horse’s skull for a head and fiery red eyes, the result of a curse brought upon her after a forbidden love affair. The tale is said to serve as a warning to both men and women: Take it easy on the alcohol, and always behave honourably towards your family.
Reminiscent of La Segua’s piercing red eyes, the unique red colour of La Segua ale comes from a combination of pale and caramel malts. The addition of plenty of Cascade hops during boiling gives the ale a subtle malty flavour finely balanced with a bitter edge, and fruity, spicy and floral aromas round out this enchanting brew.
Join us at the Resort to experience the best of Costa Rica and raise a glass of La Segua in celebration of our 10th-anniversary year!