About Mexican Beer

About Mexican Beer
Beer is very popular in Mexico, a beverage meant for social events, such as special dinners or a soccer match; however it is not an everyday beverage as in most countries. Today, two large breweries produce a large proportion of Mexico's beer; quality is very good, but the options are limited, as specialty beers are not an important part of the Mexican beer scene.

For what is made and exported, the dark lagers and ales are the most interesting. A typical dark beer from Mexico is very tasty with distinct maltiness and aromas such as caramel, honeyed pastry and bread pudding; the finish is tangy and flavorful. Pair these beers with barbecued meats, grilled chicken and empanadas.

Microbreweries are limited in Mexico, so for the time being, the beer industry in the country will thrive with its quality dark beers and the strength of its exports, which too often are clean, refreshing summer beers that appeal to the masses. But there are those delicious dark beers that give the Mexican beer business its place on an honor roll.

Top Picks for Mexico

Cerveza Mexicali Original Pilsner
84 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Bright, hoppy aromas and flavors of lemon peppercorn muffin, honeyed herbs, and toast with an even, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, rapid salt and peppered jicama, toasted nuts, dried citrus, and apple finish. A smooth and quenching lager with a nice texture.