Juan Caloto about
Juan Caloto is a Brazilian brewery founded in 2015 in São Paulo by Felipe “John” and Marcelo “Calote”. The two knew each other since 2010, when they were still amateur homebrewers. After distributing the beer among their friends quite successfully, they decided to do a trial at a brewpub in Mooca (São Paulo). Although the original agreement was to produce 30 L. and keep the other 30, the success was such that the 60 L. were consumed, and from that moment both decided that the project could have a way out.
They decided to crowdfund through Social Beers, a project of a friend of both, raising more than the money needed in a week. With the money raised they were able to release their first reference, the Wild West IPA.
Their name comes from the nickname of both owners, John and Calote, and has become the brewery's icon, a cowboy who speaks Portunhol mix of Portuguese and Spanish.