Imperial aims to slake premium thirsts in Guatemala

Guatemalan brewer Cervecería Centro Americana has begun to import and distribute Costa Rica's leading beer, Imperial.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Imperial will be marketed in Costa Rica as a premium, imported brand.

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