The American craft beer industry is a constantly evolving space of new brews, new ingredients and new styles – including styles inspired by other countries and cultures. At Growler USA, we love the evolution and this Cinco de Mayo, we want you to love it, too.
The modern twist on the Mexican style lager has been embraced by brewers and brew enthusiasts alike over the past few years. The upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday is a great time to celebrate that close-to-summertime feeling that we long for after the winter season that these Mexican style lagers instill upon us.
If you want to up your game on Cinco de Mayo, find your way to Growler USA and order some Mexican style lagers that will have you Ole Ole Ole-ing your way through the Cinco de Mayo weekend! Cheers to our friends who crafted this style and the brewers who have put a craft spin on these drinkable lagers brewed north of the border!
Ska Brewing Company | Logger, Durango, CO – The grandfather of Mexican style lagers is described by Ska as the “hard working lager.” This easy drinker is light and refreshing and perfect after a long day of doing…well, whatever you do! The Saaz hops steal the show in this brew. Now available in tart, as well.
Epic Brewing Company | Los Locos Lager, Denver, CO – this Mexican inspired lager is brewed with corn, lime and a hint of salt. Los Locos pairs well with spicy Mexican food, great friends and a great patio.
Lone Tree Brewing Company | Mexican Lager, Lone Tree, CO – 2017 GABF gold medal winner, this year-round brew is sure to fit the bill this Cinco de Mayo. Brewed with flaked corn to create a slightly sweet, balanced beer with a clean, crisp finish.
Oskar Blues Brewery | Beerito Mexican Lager, Longmont, CO – Beerito is a light bodied, amber Mexican lager brewed with premium international and locally-sourced craft malts, featuring a crisp accent from noble hops. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy and incredibly smooth with flavors of walnut, toasted bread, plum, honey and cocoa. Beerlicious.
21st Amendment Brewery | El Sully – brewed with a Mexican strain of a lager yeast, plus Pilsner and Vienna malts and a bit of flaked maize. Those ingredients are selected to be as close to what a Mexican brewery might use and the sweet corn, smooth, slightly bitter flavor is just what the brewer intended. Clean and drinkable, perfect with a lime slice. Done.
Flying Dog Brewery | Numero Uno Summer Cerveza, Frederick, MD – originally released in the summer of 2014, this is Flying Dog’s answer to the easy-drinking, south-of-the-border light lager. Brewed with flaked corn, this option pairs with your perfect Taco – Tuesday or not.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company | Neato Bandito, Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum has brewed this imperial Mexican style lager to be light in color, but big in flavor. Coming in at 6% ABV, this will pack a bigger punch at your Cinco de Mayo bash. But take it out on the piñata, not your friends.