When it comes to Cinco de Mayo, your mind might immediately turn to a margarita as the ultimate beverage of choice. When you’re making your drinking plans for the evening, Mexican beers, specifically Mexican lagers, are definitely worth a look.
From old staples like Corona and Tecate, to new takes on the style from craft breweries such as Ska and 21st Amendment, there’s a Mexican beer out there for everyone. And since most of them fall under 5%, you could have a few of them.
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Who says a Mexican lager has to come from Mexico? Ska's Mexican Logger is a light and refreshing Mexican-style lager that's perfect after a day out in the sun. At just 5.2% it's also one you can enjoy a few of without worrying about how you're going to feel in the morning.
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Sol was the original Mexican beer, originally brewed in 1899. The beer was originally made by a german, who called the first version of the beer El Sol, a name that was later shortened to just Sol.
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Pacifico is a Mexican pilsner first brewed in 1900 by germans which opened a brewery called Cerveceria del Pacífico, in Mazatlán, Mexico. The beer, Cerveza Pacifico Clara (what most know as just Pacifico), got its name from the brewery's location, right beside the Pacific Ocean.
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El Sully is San Francisco's 21st Amendment's take on a Mexican-style lager. The low-ABV beer comes in at just 4.8%, making it an awesome brew to hit the beach with or enjoy a few of while watching the game.
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Corona is likely one of the first beers that comes to mind when you think of "Mexican Beers." The brew is consumed more widely in the United States than it is in Mexico, and is available in normal-sized bottles as well as tinier beers called "Coronitas." Some chain restaurants have even started serving the smaller Coronas along with margaritas, making a speciality cocktail of sorts that is served with a tiny bottle of the beer attached to a margarita glass.
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Negra Modelo has been brewed since 1925, and is brewed by Grupo Modelo, an InBev-owned brewery in Mexico. The brewery currently has an astounding 63% of the Mexican beer market, and is responsible for not only Modelo, but also Corona and Pacifico.
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We don't always make lists of Mexican beers, but when we do we always have to include Dos Equis. The beer has made a name for itself with its "Most Interesting Man" commercials, which after nine years, the company has decided to retire. Word on the street is we might see a new, younger man take his place after he rides into the beer-filled sunset.
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Even Trader Joe's has its own Mexican Lager, aptly named 'Trader Jose.'
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Tecate is named after the city of Tecate, the place where the beer was first brewed in 1943.
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We're typically not one to suggest grabbing a Bud Light, but after a night of celebrating Cinco de Mayo, a Chelada might be just what the doctor ordered. The pre-mixed drink is a combination of Bud Light and Clamato juice (tomato juice concentrate, spices, and clam broth). Add a little hot sauce to give this an extra kick.