Above: Cerveceria Berlina

Within a five-minute walk of El Casco Art Hotel are two of Bariloche’s craft brewpubs,Cerveceria BlestandCerveceria Berlina. More than one local we consulted recommendedBlestoverBerlinafor lunch, but I’m not so sure.Blesthad a charming wood-paneled interior clad with countless coasters on which previous patrons had doodled or written words of wisdom. And I liked our appetizer platter’s herbed olives, eggplant caponata and mini meatballs in tomato sauce. Nevertheless, I can’t excuse Blest’s beers. Only one, the floral and surprisingly savory Hop Shot IPA, was anything other than forgettable.

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