The July Medellin Guru meetup event will take place on Wednesday, July 17, at 6 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 11th monthly meetup on July 17, 2019.
The Medellín Guru meetups have quickly become the largest expat events in Medellín. Over 180 people attended our May meetup at 20Mission Cerveza. And our last six meetups averaged over 165 people each.
For our July Medellin Guru meetup we are meeting at 20Mission Cerveza, which is a large 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”.
July Medellin Guru Meetup Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019: 6:00 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 July 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.
Please RSVP for the July Medellin Guru Meetup
This July 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 July 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 July 17. There are four ways to RSVP:
- On Facebook. To RSVP on Facebook you will need to be a member of our Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum. RSVP on Facebook
- In the comments below, you can RSVP by simply leaving a comment.
- On Meetup.com. We have a Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com. RSVP on Meetup.com
- Also, you can RSVP via our Medellin Guru Contact form.
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 visas, health 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 in July, we invited 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:
- Visa Questions: the visa agency Expatgroup.co will be there to answer visa questions.
- Health Insurance Questions: insurance agent will be at our meetup and can answer health insurance questions.
- Legal Questions: Joe Bovino and others from the Cuadro Legal law firm will be there and can answer questions about many legal topics.
- Dental Questions: the dental company International Smiles will be there to answer dental questions.
- Real Estate Questions: Joseph Sexton and staff from the local real estate company Welcome to Medellin Realty will be there and can answer real estate questions.
- U.S. Veteran Questions: Veteran’s Service Officer (VSO) Danilo Bryan will be at the meetup and can help U.S. veterans with healthcare issues such as filing claims. And he recently opened the Healthcare Colombia office in Sabaneta.
Also, we have invited several other experts who can other expat questions. So, we expect to have additional experts at the meetup. At each of our last six meetups we had over 10 experts to answer your questions.
More About 20Mission Cerveza
20Mission Cerveza is a large brewery in Medellín that opened in September 2018 in a huge warehouse space in the Manila barrio of El Poblado.
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 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.
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 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 priced at 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 5,600-peso minimum fare taxi ride.
Taxis are another option 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
Phone: (+57) 4 204 1960
Photos from Our May Medellin Guru Meetup
We had over 180 attendees at our May Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza. Also, we averaged over 165 attendees at our last six events. And we expect another big turnout in July.
Here are two photos from our Medellin Guru meetup in May at 20Mission Cerveza.
The Bottom Line: July Medellin Guru Meetup at 20Mission Cerveza
In response to demand from readers, Medellin Guru is hosting our 11th 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 our July meetup for the first 75 guests, courtesy of 20Mission Cerveza.
In addition, about 11 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 1,160 members and is very active with over 1,000 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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Thank for hosting these great events. Put me down for 1 RSVP for July.
Hi David, thanks! I put you down for 1 RSVP and see you on July 17.
We are looking at possibly retiring and moving to (Colombia) Medellin, Colombia. Any contacts / information would be helpful.
We have an up-to-date guide to the Colombian Colombia retirement visa – https://medellinguru.com/retirement-visa/
Also, we have an article “11 Reasons Why Medellín is a Top Foreign Retirement Location” – https://medellinguru.com/foreign-retirement/
For contacts, come to any of the monthly Medellin Guru meetups and you can make many contacts.