640. Cerveceria Modelo S. A. – Modelo Especial
Dec23

640. Cerveceria Modelo S. A. – Modelo Especial

We’re in St. Louis for the holidays and had to run out and pick up a few last minute Christmas presents for the kids, as well as some things for the party at my dad’s house tomorrow. We stopped at the American Girl doll store in Chesterfield Mall, and then at Sam’s Club. Both were insane, so we stopped at Matador Mexican Restaurant for lunch. It was “happy hour” and Mexican beers were $1 off, so I decided...

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458. 5 Rabbit Cerveceria – 5 Vulture Mexican-style Dark Ale
Sep03

458. 5 Rabbit Cerveceria – 5 Vulture Mexican-style Dark Ale

A couple months ago, my friend Joe stopped through town on his way back to St. Louis from Chicago. He and I stopped at Destihl and had a few beers (I had Destihl St. Dekkera Reserve Bela Imperial Pilsner Sour Ale, Destihl Downstate Pale Ale, and Destihl Destihl Strawberry Blonde Ale), and after we were finished he reached into his car and pulled out several beers he had gotten in Chicago for me. I had heard of 5 Rabbit, but...

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455. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma / Heineken РIndio
Sep01

455. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma / Heineken РIndio

A little over a month ago, I was contacted by a PR firm representing this beer. ¬†They were having an event in Chicago to introduce the beer to the U.S., but I was on vacation and couldn’t attend. ¬†So, they sent me a few of these beers to try and review here on this blog. ¬†I also brought a couple to my homebrew club meeting for folks there to try and get feedback from them as well. Location: Poured into a curved pint glass from...

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351. Yazoo Brewing – Dos Perros Ale
Aug05

351. Yazoo Brewing – Dos Perros Ale

My wife is gone for the weekend and while my kids sit and watch a movie, I decided to grab a beer and relax after an afternoon at the children’s museum. I wasn’t exactly sure what this beer was, but it was given to me by my friend Joe, who liked it, and I thought I’d give it a shot. The label says, “Many Mexican beer styles today are descendents of old Austrian styles. When Austria ruled Mexico in the late 19th...

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347. Ska Brewing – Mexican Logger
Jul18

347. Ska Brewing – Mexican Logger

As I mentioned in my last post, I tried the Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat, and was looking for lighter beers because it’s HOT outside. ¬†Not only did my friend Joe give me the Halcyon Wheat, but he gave me this beer from Ska brewing (both of which are top ranked beers on GoodBeerFest’s list of top 10 canned craft beers for summer). ¬†He promise me it was of much better quality than Corona. Location: Enjoyed the canned...

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324. Grupo Modelo – Corona Extra
May29

324. Grupo Modelo – Corona Extra

I’m over at my in-laws today for a Memorial Day weekend BBQ. ¬†My wife wanted to stop to get some beer to bring by that we could share and chose this. ¬†It wasn’t until I was having my second one that I realized that I hadn’t yet reviewed this beer. Location: Bottle drank at my in-laws in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 4.6% ABV, 148 Calories Appearance & Aroma: I could see through the clear bottle that it was a very...

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284. Grupo Modelo – Pacifico
Mar09

284. Grupo Modelo – Pacifico

We’re finished with the iMedia Brand Summit, and we’ve got a day off before the Social Business Summit, and then SXSW Interactive. ¬†Since it was a great afternoon, my new friend Robert suggested was try out Chuy’s Hula Hut for lunch. ¬†Since I’m a big fan of Mexican food, and I had a craving for a cerveza, I was in. I nostalgically became a big fan of this beer after my trip to Cabo San Lucas in 1999, where...

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159. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma РBohemia Clasica
Aug07

159. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma РBohemia Clasica

Since I had an enormous quantity of beer on my Oregon trip, and at the Oregon Brewers Festival, I’m trying to catch up on my reviews.¬† So, I’ve been trying to slow down trying new beers until I get caught up.¬† However, when opportunities present themselves, I’ll go ahead and try a new one.¬† In this case, I was picking up mexican food for the family and had to wait a bit, so I ordered this from the menu. It was served...

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13. Grupo Modelo – Negra Modelo Dark Ale
Apr30

13. Grupo Modelo – Negra Modelo Dark Ale

We finished up in McAllen, TX and decided to go out for a good Texas meal before leaving the state.  We found a place down the street from our hotel called Republic of the Rio Grande.  Even better, we found a nice spot on their patio, right next to the fountain.  The beer list was mostly domestic drafts and some Mexican import bottles, so I ordered a Negra Modelo. The first tip that this may not be the best restaurant was when they...

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