The February Medellin Guru meetup event will take place on Tuesday, February 19, at 7 pm at 20Mission Cerveza located in the Manila barrio of El Poblado in Medellín.

Many readers of Medellin Guru asked that we host meetups in Medellín. So, we started having monthly meetups in August last year. And we are having our sixth monthly meetup on February 19.

The Medellín Guru meetups are now the largest expat meetups in Medellín. Over 170 people attended our January meetup.

For our February Medellin Guru meetup we are meeting at 20Mission Cerveza, which is Medellín’s newest brewery located in El Poblado with lots of space for our meetup including a large bar and high tables for mingling.

Join us and meet other expats in the city while trying out the six craft beers brewed here, unique cocktails and good food including what some expats have called the “best ribs in Medellín”.

February Medellin Guru Meetup Date: Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Location: 20 Mission Cerveza, Calle 16 # 43F-66, Manila barrio of El Poblado in Medellín

75 Free Beers!

We also will have a free beer available for our February Medellin Guru meetup for our first 75 guests at 20Mission Cerveza

So, the first 75 guests to arrive will receive a free beer, courtesy of 20Mission Cerveza.

At the October 2018 Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

At the October 2018 Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

Get Your Visa, Health Insurance, Legal and Real Estate Questions Answered!

Some of the most frequently asked questions on the Medellin Guru website have been about visashealth insurance, Colombian taxes, legal issues and real estate. So, for our meetups we invite experts who will be there to answer your questions.

For our meetup this month, we are inviting several experts who can answer your questions about visas, health insurance, taxes, legal issues and real estate. So far we have confirmed the following experts will attend:

  1. Health Insurance Questions: insurance broker Angela Berrio will be at our meetup and can answer health insurance questions.
  2. Colombian Tax Questions: Colombian public accountant Paula Cruz will be there to answer questions about Colombian taxes.
  3. Real Estate Questions: the local real estate company Lifeafar Investments will be there and can answer many real estate questions.
  4. Visa and Legal Questions: Alan Grongora from the Langon Colombia law firm will be there and can answer legal questions about visas, buying property, investments, transfer of money, the Colombia marriage process and much more.
  5. Visa Questions: the visa agency Expatgroup.co will be there to answer visa questions.
  6. Dental Questions: the dental company International Smiles will be there to answer dental questions.

Also, we have invited other experts who can other expat questions. So, we may have additional experts at our meetup.

The grand opening of 20Mission Cerveza in September 2018

The grand opening of 20Mission Cerveza in September 2018

Please RSVP for our February Medellin Guru Meetup

This February Medellin Guru meetup is a good way to network and meet other expats living in Medellín or visiting Medellín. So, join the Medellin Guru staff, readers and friends for food and drinks at 20Mission Cerveza.

Also, attending meetups is one of 13 best ways to meet friends in Medellín as an expat. Please invite your friends to our February Medellin Guru meetup and like and share the event on Facebook!

There is no entrance fee required to attend Medellin Guru meetups and no membership is required.

In addition, at this meetup you will have the opportunity to meet Jeff, the founder of Medellin Guru. So, you can recommend topics for articles you would like to see on the site.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how many will show up on February 19. There are four ways to RSVP:

  1. On Facebook. You can RSVP on Facebook here. To RSVP on Facebook you will need to be a member of our Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum.
  2. In the comments below, you can RSVP by simply leaving a comment.
  3. On Meetup.com. You can RSVP on Meetup.com here and we have a new Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com.
  4. Also, you can RSVP via our Medellin Guru Contact form.
Ribbon-cutting at the grand opening of 20Mission Cerveza in September 2018

Ribbon-cutting at the grand opening of 20Mission Cerveza in September 2018

More About 20Mission Cerveza 

20Mission Cerveza is Medellín’s newest brewery that opened in September 2018 in a huge warehouse space in the Manila barrio of El Poblado.

The main brewing equipment inside 20Mission Cerveza’s warehouse in Medellín

The main brewing equipment inside 20Mission Cerveza’s warehouse in Medellín

20Mission Cerveza is not just a new brewery with six types of high-quality beer. It’s also a large venue with a restaurant, bar and a big space for events.

The name 20Mission Cerveza itself is a spin-off of a co-living space in San Francisco called 20Mission, which is situated on the corner of 20th Street and Mission.

The six house beers at 20Mission Cerveza

The six house beers at 20Mission Cerveza

The Menu at 20Mission Cerveza

20Mission Cerveza currently has six house beers available on tap. The six house beers were made for beer lovers and include Blonde, Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, Witbier and Saison. The also have flights of beers available, where you have the chance to try small samples of four or all six of the beers.

In addition, to the beers on the menu, 20Mission Cerveza has several house cocktails and beer cocktails priced at 15,000 to 18,000 pesos. Also, there are six non-alcoholic drinks available for 6,000 pesos each.

The food on the menu is really good and contains the highest quality ingredients sourced from local providers with sauces made from scratch. The outcome is gastronomic fare without a pretentious environment.

The Chicharron appetizer at 20Mission Cerveza

The Chicharron appetizer at 20Mission Cerveza

There are five appetizers on the menu priced at 13,000 to 22,000 pesos. I went to 20Mission Cerveza recently with some friends and we tried two appetizers: the Chicharrones and the cheese platter appetizers. And both appetizers were excellent.

Also, there are three salads on the menu priced at 12,000 to 15,000 pesos.

The BBQ ribs at 20Mission Cerveza

The BBQ ribs at 20Mission Cerveza

The main entree dishes on the menu are priced at 23,000 to 45,000 pesos. Two of the favorites of the group of friends I went with were the BBQ ribs and the Jerk chicken. And I highly recommend the ribs, which come in two sizes for 27,000 pesos or 45,000 pesos..

Finally, there are three desserts on the menu, each priced at 11,000 pesos.

How to Get to 20Mission Cerveza

The nearest Medellín Metro station is the Poblado station on the A Line. 20Mission Cerveza is located about a 10-minute walk from the metro station.

But we don’t recommend walking after dark unless you are in a group, as the route is though a warehouse/commercial area without many people after dark. To be safe, it’s better to take a taxi from the metro station and it’s only a 5,500-peso minimum fare taxi ride.

Taxis or Uber are other options to get 20Mission Cerveza from your location in the metro area. Just provide the driver the address below.

Address: Calle 16 # 43F-66, Manila barrio of El Poblado in Medellín

Website: https://20missioncerveza.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/20missioncerveza/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/20missioncerveza/

Phone: (+57) 4 204 1960

Photos from Our January Medellin Guru Meetup

We had over 170 attendees at our January Medellin Guru meetup. And we expect another good turnout in February.

Here are two photos from our Medellin Guru meetup last month.

At the January Medellin Guru meetup at Medellin Beer Factory

At the January Medellin Guru meetup at Medellin Beer Factory

At the January 2019 meetup

At the January 2019 meetup

The Bottom Line: February Medellin Guru Meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

In response to demand from readers, Medellin Guru is hosting our sixth Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza in El Poblado.

This meetup is a great way to meet other expats in Medellín. It’s also a good way to get your questions answered from several experts we invite to the meetup and also from experienced expats who have been living in Medellín for many years.

Also, a free beer is available at this month’s meetup for the first 75 guests, courtesy of 20Mission Cerveza.

In addition, about six months ago we launched the Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum on Facebook for readers to keep up with our events and enable discussions between readers. This group already has over 750 members and is very active with over 800 posts, comments and reactions in the past month.

Also, we added a Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com to enable following our events. Furthermore, we looked at 9 reasons to join this new Medellin Guru group.

Many readers of the Medellin Guru website asked that we start having Medellin Guru events and also provide a discussion forum for readers. So, we now have both.

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