Light, fresh, tasty and at some point so very very right. Yes we've all had them; Mexican beers. Now this beer style is as far from trending as you could possible get these days. Well done, handcrafted micro brews have taken over the world. And that is good! But bring on sunny days, roasting in the sun on remote beaches, and the Mexican devils will find you.
Beer brewing in Mexico have long and good traditions, dating back to the 16th century. In the Mesoamerican period they brewed a milky like drink called Pulque made from the fermented sap og the Agave plant. Another fermented drink was Izquaite, brewed by several cultures in Mexico. This was produced of fermented corn and made light, amber coloured liquids. The first European styled beers came in 1543 and slowly caught on. By the 19th century beer brewing had exploded with a huge number of breweries producing enormous quantities, and quite a few of them using corn.
Today two gigantic brewing groups control 90% of the market. The Modelo Group and FEMSA. And with 63% of the population buying one brand or another, this is big business. Beer is a major export for the country, with most going to the United States. But the popular beer style is available in over 150 countrys all over the world. Impressing!
Different regions in Mexico prefer different types of beer, and therefore access to some of the local varieties will vary.
We've selected a few of the classics available on the Pacific side and took notes :)