Because Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas just aren't going to cut it this Cinco de Mayo
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    La Lupulosa from Cerveceria Insurgente
    Tijuana 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.
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    Agave Maria from The Lost Abbey
    This 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.
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    Or Xata from The Bruery
    The 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
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    Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
    Another 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.
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    Cabotella from Baja Brewing Company
    OK, 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.