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Best Mexican Beers 2019

The List Of Top 10 Mexican Beers

The Beer shares its due of a long history with Mexico. It was long known to the Mesoamerican people as fermented alcoholic beverages like the corn beer and cocoa beans long before the Spanish invasion. It was Hernan Cortes who introduced the European beer brewed with barley in the 1500’s in the region. During the Spanish colonial period, the production of this beer was in limits due to taxes implied on the Spanish products and scarcity of resources.

It was only after the Mexican War of Independence that the restrictions got uplifted and the industry got a chance to grow and with the German immigrants providing the momentum for the breweries culture in spreading it across different parts of the country in the 19th century. Beer is the most famous and popular drinks in the country, and also it are one of the significant exports for the country with the US as their biggest market. The top 10 Mexican beers include:-

Sol

Sol is the original Mexican beer which celebrates the essence of freedom and independence and markets themselves as for those who love to stay true to themselves because that is what they believe is the true ingredient for being a free spirit. So heading towards the beach for a cool surf or going for a hiking adventure in the woods take a bottle of Sol with you

Produced first in 1899 after Mexico gained independence from 300 years of Spanish rule. This beer is one of the most loved around in the country with Cerv Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma as the chief brewer and 4.5% alcohol content. It is a golden lager type that is conditioned under low temperature.

Victoria

The Victoria is the oldest beer brewed in Mexico that came into existence in around 1865. It is crisp and soothing with a blend of malted barley, corn, yeast, and hops. A beautiful golden amber hue is stating that the beer sticks to its own true colors. This beer is best when you have to keep your head clear for the client meeting and still need something refreshing and want to grab a bottle or two.

This beer is similar to the Modelo beer maybe because it is brewed by the same company. Victoria contains only 4% of alcohol and is a light drink which won’t numb your brain. Earlier it was only available in Mexico until recently it has been exported to selected cities in the states.

Corona

Corona is the beach guy in the list. Created in the beach surrounded by the fresh salty breath of the ocean it is the beer most often seen in the Mexican restaurants and bars and serves as one of the most chilling and stress free beers to hang around with. Since its inception in 1981, the Corona beer has rocketed to be the most imported beers in the USA and dominates the beer imports

Initially, the beer was made fun of because of its urine like shade, and it is believed that in the starting years, Heineken who is the closest rival spread a rumor that Corona contains real urine which was not at all true and the drink was still enjoyable. The name of the beer is after the corona of the Sun which is the invisible plasma energy. It is a pale lager produced by the  Cervecería Modelo and contains 4.6% of alcohol content.

Corona is famous as the popular beer used in The Fast and the Furious movie franchise.

Pacifico

The Pacifico is a smooth, soothing beer which serves as a critical ingredient for the Michelada cocktail and a great combination with barbeque meals. Although criticized for the sudden chemical aroma from it, this beer has seen better days. Very affordable and readily available makes it one of the sought after beers

It was introduced in 1899 and is manufactured by Groupo Modelo. The beer has 4.5% alcohol content in it. It is a Mexican pilsner style beer and first brewed by three Germans in their brewery The  Cerveceria del Pacífico in Mazatlán.

Leon

Deceiving looks and a neutral taste is what defines the Leon beer. This is Dark Vienna-Munich style beer which goes well with almost everything thus keeping the state of affairs clean. The Leon has a significant presence in Southeast Mexico.

What is interesting about this beer is that although it has very neutral taste and pulled off with almost anything but the feeling is a unique combination of bitter-sweet interestingly blending the two opposites with a background of sweet toffee and caramel flavors. The beer has an alcohol percentage of 4.7%.

Negra Modelo

Negra Modelo is a strong beer with a bitter but pleasant taste. The alcohol content is 5.4 %, and the color is dark with the texture being thick making it fall under the categories of the stylish beer. This is another interesting combination of hops giving it the sharp taste and the sweet flavor of fruits and nuts

The Negra Modelo is a Munich Dunkel Lager brewed by The Grupo Modelo in Mexico. The beer is easily available all year round. This beer is brewed longer than the normal beer thus giving it the rich taste. Launched in 1925, the first import in the United States was in 1980 and since then has become a popular alternative to the famous light lagers of the country

Indio

A very modest beer regarding the taste as there is nothing outrageous or extreme about it.  Te Indio is very well crafted with the right proportionate flavor of the caramel malt and enough bitterness to balance out that malty flavor. The sweetness is kept minimal to give the user a rich experience of the combination of malt and bitterness

Indio drinkers have described the taste as very refreshing and crispy but do not have that fuzzy effervescence like wine. It has 5% alcohol content and brewed by Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma which is a subsidiary of Heineken. It maintains a  reputation of giving an active mouthfeel throughout.

Noche Buena

Brewed by the Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V. it is one of the strongest beer in the list with an alcohol content of 5.9%. It is mostly available around winters and the name is taken from the Spanish name of “Christmas Eve,” and that is why it is a seasonal drink enjoyed warm around a fireplace with the family.

It looks beautiful with the dark color reflecting the flame from the fireplace, and the exquisite taste of roasted malt and molasses makes it the perfect beer for the holidays!

Dos Equis

A pale lager with surprising, refreshing flavor and less carbonation compared to others make it ideal for the beach day. Believed to be 9000 years old but it was 1897 when people started recognizing the beer. Dos Equix means 2 ‘x’ and the beer was earlier called “Twentieth Century”.

It is an amber lager packed in beautiful brown bottles brewed by Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma. This is a beer which came from Germany to Mexico when master brewer Wilhelm Haase a German migrated to Mexico and while brewing thought of blending the flavor homeland with the flavor of the new homeland.

Bohemia

The Bohemia beer signifies the rich cultural heritage of the long standing history of beer making in Mexico. Interestingly combines barley and hops with a sweet aroma of vanilla and a slight hint of cocoa beans overall producing a fruity flavor.

It is brewed by the Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma which is a subsidiary of Heineken with a strong alcohol  content of 5.3%. this falls under the category of Mexican lager or more popularly known as the pale lager

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