Una cerveza por favour!
Mexican Beer has a long history. Before the Spanish Conquest, Mesoamerican (including Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica) cultures knew of fermented beverages, including a corn beer. European style beer brewed with barley was introduced later. However, production of beer was limited during the colonial period due lack of materials and taxes on products. After the Mexican War of Independence, Mexican beer production began to bloom.
By 1918, there were 36 brewing companies. Today, two corporations, Grupo Modelo and FEMSA control 90% of the Mexican beer market. This industry is one of the strongest in the country, with over 63% of the population buying either brand of beer. Beer is also a major export for the country, with Mexican beer available in over 150 countries.
Mexican beer has a lager-like property and is generally light-bodied with a mild taste. Mexican beer is also drunk a certain way, so why not give it a go? Michelada is a beer cocktail of light beer with lots of lime juice and salt, and can include chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or tomato juice. The added extras boost the flavour of the beer and is now a traditional way to consume beer in Mexico.
We stock most major brands, so take your pick!