Executive Order EO-2021-075 (updated 15 Nov 2021)
📄 EO-2021-075 was issued on 15 Nov 2021, and is effective immediately
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🆔 The requirement to show proof of vaccination, or negative test results for lodging, restaurants, etc (as detailed below) will apply to kids aged 5 to 11 years beginning 15 January 2022.
🏟️ All attendees at large events must show proof of vaccination. If the event venue chooses to admit people who are not fully vaccinated (but show a negative test result instead), then the capacity of the venue will be limited to 50%. Kids aged 5 to 11 must provide negative test results (until 01 Feb 2022, at which point they will need to be vaccinated).
Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 15 Nov 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older. If you are unvaccinated and staying more than a week, you are required to show new negative test results weekly. Effective 16 Aug 2021, per executive order EO-2021-062.
🍔 In order to be admitted to a bunch of different places (restaurants, bars, theaters, tours, excursions, casinos, etc) you are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. Other types of businesses may, at their option, require this documentation to access their facility. This applies to all people 12 (twelve) years old and older. Effective 23 Aug 2021, per executive order EO-2021-063.
✈️ All domestic travelers arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) Vacu-ID issued by the Government of Puerto Rico in the CESCO app on your mobile device, (c) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (d) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older.If you are un-vaccinated and do not have negative results when you arrive to PR, you have 48 hours to produce those results. Otherwise you will be fined $300 per person. See the PR Government Travel Safe site for details, and to submit your contact tracing information

Sample Locally -Brewed Beer at Brew!!! Taller Experimental

Small breweries producing craft beers is the rage everywhere, and Puerto Rico is no exception. We have our own growing, locally-crafted beer scene. There are a few larger craft breweries on the island, but there are also a number of micro-breweries really making some good beer. Dragon Stone Abbey Brewery is making its mark in Belgian-inspired ales. Their micro-brewery and taproom (called Brew!!! Taller Experimental) is located right in my home town of Río Grande! It is a great place to grab a great beer after the beach or hike in the rainforest!

Brew!!! Taller Experimental

The owner and artisanal brewer, José Ortíz, started out making his beer (Dragon Stone Abbey) using equipment at the FOK Brewery in Caguas. He still uses their large equipment to produce larger batches of his best-selling varieties. But he also has his own equipment set-up in Río Grande. He really qualifies as a micro brewery — it is a small location, but it obviously works well!

Brew!!! Taller Experimental

This is his workshop, where he makes his experimental brews (thus the name – taller means workshop in Spanish). José enjoys experimenting with his yeast blends, and using locally grown and produced items – like fruits, honey, herbs and seasonings – in his beers. He makes quite a few different varieties of beer, and says they are “Puerto Rican beer in the Belgium tradition”. We stopped in the other day to try what he had on tap.

Brew!!! Taller Experimental

We got a flight of 4 samples and a glass of the sour beer. We had Angelika IPA, Bonne Sante Begium Pale Ale Single, Black Portal Coffee Porter (with cocao), Lost Souls Mexican Larger, and a Ghost Sour (with passionfruit). All solid beers! José is also the bartender, so he is available to chat and explain the types of beer available. In addition to what is on tap, he has a number of his other varieties of beer available for purchase in cans/bottles. He says he changes what is on tap every few weeks, so there is a reason to stop in often!

Brew!!! Taller Experimental

While we were there, he gave us a quick tour of the beer-making facility and process. You could tell he really enjoys what he does! The taproom is a very laid back — just a few tables and chairs outside, with bar seating and a little table inside. The whole place is essentially open-air. He doesn’t serve food, but there are restaurants on both sides of him, so it is possible to get a meal to enjoy with your beer.

Brew!!! Taller Experimental

If you are unable get to Río Grande, you can look for the Dragon Stone Abbey Brewery label at the some of the beer boutiques or specialty bars around the island (such as Taberna Lupulo, Beer Box, Dylans Biergarten, 100 x 35 Boricua, Cervecera del Callejon) and some restaurants. Ask for it and support our local small businesses!

Details

Brew!!! Taller Experimental is open Friday & Saturday from 2pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 2pm to 7pm.

You can call them at 787-942-5819 for more information.

You can visit their Facebook page for more information.

They are located on Route 3 (eastbound) at KM 26.2 in Río Grande, just a little bit east of the bit Route 66 entrance ramp.

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