Panama beer brands are Panama, Balboa, Atlas and Soberana. Balboa beer is a darker stout-like Panama beer, while the others are lighter brews. Beers in Panama are as cheap as $0.35 US in the supermarket, and about a dollar in restaurants.
If beer doesn’t provide the kick you seek, try some Panama seco, a fermented sugar cane liquor. Mix with milk to lessen the bite. Other panamanian hard liquors are vino de palma -- palm wine -- and chicha fuerte, a locally brewed corn alcohol.