What Kinds of Alcohol Are Available in Ecuador?


Local beers, including Club and Pilsner, are found throughout Ecuador. Microbreweries are beginning to appear, but it will be a while before their beer is widely available. Ecuadorian wine tends to be of poor quality; your best bet is a Chilean wine. Beer and wine imports are also available but tend to be much more expensive.

Chicha is homemade beer made from fermented corn. Trago de caña (also known as aguardiente) is a liquor made from fermented sugar cane that is popular in rural Ecuador. It is often served warm with lemon, sugar, and cinnamon, a drink which is known as a canelazo.