DITCH THE CORONA AND DRINK THESE 5 MEXICAN-INSPIRED CRAFT BREWS INSTEAD
Because Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas just aren't going to cut it this Cinco de Mayo
- •La Lupulosa from Cerveceria InsurgenteTijuana is on Mexico’s west coast, so it makes sense for Cerveceria Insurgente to brew up some classic West Coast IPAs. La Lupulosa rocks a 7.3% ABV, is heavy on the hops (the name means The Hoppy One), but cuts the bitterness with sweet maltiness.
- •Agave Maria from The Lost AbbeyThis 13.5% ABV stunner ages a strong dark beer brewed with agave in Tequila barrels for at least ten months. It’s pretty much like doing shots of high-end Tequila… without the lime.
- •Or Xata from The BrueryThe creamy classic gets an adult update from Orange County’s The Bruery. Or Xata is a blonde ale with all the elements of a perfect Horchata—rice, vanilla, cinnamon and some lactose for texture
- •Bomb! from Prairie Artisan AlesAnother boozy delight (13%), Bomb! brings a bit of bite to the party. The imperial stout is aged on coffee, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and chili peppers—a perfect pairing for any complex mole dish.
- •Cabotella from Baja Brewing CompanyOK, so maybe you like light Mexican brews. Never fear, Baja Brewing Company (based in Cabo San Lucas) makes a pretty decent craft version of the classic. Cabotella is a simple, refreshing blonde ale crafted at the very tip of Baja California Sur.