Rio de Janeiro's Food Truck Evolution: Beer 21


The food truck industry has taken off around the world, and Brazil is no exception. But with the high taxes and taunting bureaucracy on small businesses, many food vendors have turned to food bikes to pedal their food instead of trucks, which is exactly what Fred Gomes has done. Fred’s Beer 21 specialises in selling some of the finest craft beers to help Cariocas quench their thirst on some of the city’s hottest of days, something new in a country that is typically used just a light beers like Brahma. Monocle’s Rio de Janeiro correspondent Sheena Rossiter paid a visit to the beer vender on wheels to see how it’s changing Brazilians’ taste for beer in the city. Click here to listen to the report on Monocle 24.