The May Medellin Guru meetup event will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 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 ninth monthly meetup on May 21, 2019.

The Medellín Guru meetups have quickly become the largest expat meetups in Medellín. Over 175 people attended our February meetup at 20Mission Cerveza. And our last four meetups averaged over 165 people each.

For our May 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, May 21, 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 May 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.

Also, 20Mission Cerveza is having a special for ribs on this night with 600 grams of slow cooked Porter BBQ ribs with house made chips for 38,000 pesos.

At the October 2018 Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

At the October 2018 Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

Please RSVP for the May 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 May 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 May 21. There are four ways to RSVP:

  1. On Facebook. To RSVP on Facebook you will need to be a member of our Medellin Guru Events & Discussion Forum. RSVP on Facebook
  2. In the comments below, you can RSVP by simply leaving a comment.
  3. On Meetup.com. We have a new Medellin Guru group on Meetup.com. RSVP on Meetup.com
  4. 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 this month, we invested 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. Visa Questions: the visa agency Expatgroup.co will be there to answer visa questions.
  2. Health Insurance Questions: insurance broker Angela Berrio will be at our meetup and can answer health insurance questions.
  3. Legal Questions: Joe Bovino and others from the Cuadro Legal law firm will be there and can answer questions about many legal topics.
  4. Dental Questions: the dental company International Smiles will be there to answer dental questions.
  5. Real Estate Questions: the local real estate company Welcome to Medellin Realty will be there and can answer real estate questions.
  6. 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 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 four meetups we had over 10 experts to answer your questions.

Motorrad Angels: bringing clean water to those in need

Motorrad Angels: bringing clean water to those in need

Meet Our Special Guest: Motorrad Angels

Motorrad Angels is a non-profit group of motorcycle enthusiasts traveling in Colombia and the world bringing clean water and medical assistance to those in need.

This non-profit charity organization started out in Colombia and has been expanding rapidly with clean water and disaster relief projects mostly in Latin America. And they have grown to where they have chapters in 29 different countries.

This is a very interesting charity, which is combining adventure riding with bringing clean water and medical and dental assistance to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

At the May Medellin Guru meetup, Motorrad Angels will have a presentation with a video and also a demonstration of the water filter they use.

The grand opening of 20Mission Cerveza in September 2018

The grand opening of 20Mission Cerveza in September 2018

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 a large brewery in Medellín 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 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 5,500-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: http://20missioncerveza.com/

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

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

Phone: (+57) 4 204 1960

Photos from Our February Medellin Guru Meetup

We had over 175 attendees at our February Medellin Guru meetup at 20Mission Cerveza and averaged over 165 attendees at our last four events. And we expect another big turnout in May.

Here are two photos from our Medellin Guru meetup in February at 20Mission Cerveza.

At the Medellin Guru February 2019 meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

At the Medellin Guru February 2019 meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

Another photo at the Medellin Guru February 2019 meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

Another photo at the Medellin Guru February 2019 meetup at 20Mission Cerveza

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

In response to demand from readers, Medellin Guru is hosting our ninth 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 nine 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 1,000 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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