Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
⛵ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
📄 The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
• The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
• All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

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 cacao), 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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