While most of that sweet bittering is trucked out of town, enough stays here to keep a number of craft breweries going. The first one I wanted to call on is named for that visionary German, Cerveceria Otto Tipp.
This is a true brewpub, with the small brewing works off to one side and a restaurant with a fairly extensive menu in the bulk of the space.
I walked a couple of blocks down an unpaved street to get to the Tipp brewery, and passed another on the way, Cerveceria Araucana. This establishment was not open for a visit; however, its pub downtown, Los Lupulos, was. (The Araucana are a native American people, not to be confused with the araucaria or monkey puzzle tree which grows around here. Lupulos are hops, of course/)
El Bolson. I saw their brew works, their fabbrica, on the outskirts of the town coming in on the bus; like Araucana, they run a pub in the downtown area.
Rupestre and El Dragon Verde. The green dragon is, of course, the favorite pub of Frodo and his pals in Hobbiton. I had a small glass of Rupestre's roja, an IPA that made good use of the local hops.
Flight of the Condor blog I will link here. They also got some good chopps (Argentine for a draft in a 330-ml mug) at the Saturday artisan market, which I touted the next day and will cover in the next post.