VICE MUNCHIES | Illegal Beer Is Brewing a Massive Following in Venezuela

High up in the hills on the west side of Caracas, Rodrigo Flores brews illegal beer in what’s left of his dead grandfather’s abandoned medical clinic. He uses two rooms to house his brewing machine, and stores the liquid for the fermentation process in some old plastic olive barrels. The floor below this operation is a labyrinth of gutted-out surgical rooms, broken windows, and resident bats.

“Welcome to my brewery,” he says, “We have to be quiet, because my grandmother and uncle live here too.”

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