We went to Leon for the first time a few days ago. I’d avoided it for years because everything I’d read said it was swelteringly hot. They were right. It was mighty hot.
So where was an overheating chap to find succor? At the Imbir restaurant a few blocks for the main square.
This gustatory oasis surrounding a small courtyard is run by a young fellow from Poland and his SriLankan partner.
Thus the menu has both pierogi, a cold borscht soup, and spicy dishes from Sri Lanka. But best of all, they offer a Nicaraguan IPA (India Pale Ale for the non-beer lovers, if there is such a person). I’d never seen an IPA offered anywhere in Nicaragua.
This ale, Erdmann’s, is manufactured in Ticuantepe by a German fellow, Falk Erdmann, who utilizes traditional brewing techniques: non-flltered with secondary fermentation occurring in the bottle–delicious. It makes a welcome change from the light, crisp tang of a Tona. Look for it and ask for it at your favorite Nica watering hole.