Life Is a Beach–And a Mexican Beer

June 11, 2015 Beer  2 comments

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I love Mexican beers.

I know, Mexico is known for many things—enchiladas, burritos, great beaches and ancient cultures—but not so much for beer. And I realize that some beer snobs think Mexican beer is literally and figuratively pale.

Maybe it is because of the warm climate, the more laid back attitude and availability of limes, but lighter beers are exactly perfect for Mexico.

Many of you have drunk Corona, which seems to be the most popular Mexican beer in the United States. And again, the snobs tell you it isn’t even the best Mexican beer. And that may be true. But what is true about Corona—and Tecate, Sol and Dos Equus–is that they light, sparkling and refreshing.

When it is hot and you’re in the sun (or under a cabana on the beach near the ocean), do you want some bitter IPA or dark and heavy German brew? No. You want to be refreshed and light.

And yes, there is the unwritten rule of “don’t fruit the beer.” Even without lime, all the those Mexican lagers are just fine. With a lime in them, that bit of sweetness and tartness enhances their inherent refreshing-ness.

I can tell you that a vacation on the Yucatan may be as close as a human can get to paradise. And maybe the lighter Mexican beers the resorts and restaurants serve is tied up in the experience.

But for me, when I want to recapture the gentle breeze off the Caribbean. I want feel the sand between my toes. I want to just chill. And nothing is a better reminder of that vacation than a nice, light and crisp Mexican beer.

2 comments to Life Is a Beach–And a Mexican Beer

  • Writing as Meditation? | Dharma Tweets  says:

    […] Recently, that topic has been the history alfalfa or flax development in South Dakota. Just a bit ago, it was on Mexican beers. […]

  • Matt Hendrickson  says:

    I’ve always been of the thought that if you have to put fruit, juice, etc. in a beer, you need to start drinking better beer.

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