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    your favorite mexican beer?

    i grew up in El Paso. something about a cold ass mexican beer works for me. right now it's Pacifico. didnt help that my wife bought a case from Costco.

    i'll take it to my NM deer hunt in a couple of weeks. it is a good beer. even to cook with Boracho beans come out great with it.

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    Some good Craft beer coming out of TJ these days:

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    I like Negra Modelo when I'm at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Corona and the other yellow water beers do nothing for me.

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    Sol, I just really like that beer when nice and cold after a long day at work.

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    I grew up in El Paso too, and after too many drink and drown nights in J-town, I cannot stand Mexican beer. Tequila either for what it's worth. I hope some of the craft beers I am reading about can change my mind.

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    Oh god no. One of my teachers, on a visit to a Mexican brewery, witnessed workers pissing in the beer. And then they laughed like hell because Americans love thier beer so much. He said he wouldn't drink it just because of the brewery conditions alone. After hearing that, I stay far away from Mexican beers. Aside from the craft beers, it's all just abjunct garbage anyway. And, I can't imagine they make any craft beer that I can't find from a first world country.

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    Oh BTW, the reason you guys like your Mexican beer very cold is: it has to be very cold or it taste like shit. Some even need a lemon wedge in order to choke it down. Good beer should be served in more the cool range. Some of them up to 60 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Oh BTW, the reason you guys like your Mexican beer very cold is: it has to be very cold or it taste like shit. Some even need a lemon wedge in order to choke it down. Good beer should be served in more the cool range. Some of them up to 60 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomecat18 View Post
    Such strong evidence


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Oh BTW, the reason you guys like your Mexican beer very cold is: it has to be very cold or it taste like shit. Some even need a lemon wedge in order to choke it down. Good beer should be served in more the cool range. Some of them up to 60 degrees.
    I agree, good beer should be consumed at room temp...much like red wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomecat18 View Post
    Such strong evidence
    Temperature

    Most beers have an ideal serving temperature. There’s a chart below outlining which styles are served at what temperature, but as a general rule the temperature at which to serve a beer is correlated to the strength of the beer. As beers go up in alcohol, they are generally drunk at a warmer temperature. This is because stronger beers often are sipped slowly, and enjoyed for their complexity of flavor and aroma while weaker beers are often consumed for refreshment. For no style is this more apparent than American macro lagers, which are generally drunk so cold that you can’t taste them. There’s a reason those big brewers want people to drink their beers at tongue-numbing temperatures. As they warm up, they don’t taste very good.

    Very Cold: 35-40 degrees
    American Adjunct Lagers (“Macros”)
    Malt Liquors
    Light or low alcohol beers
    Cold: 40-45 degrees
    Pilsner
    Light-bodied lagers
    Kolsch
    Belgian Wit
    Hefeweizen
    Berliner weisse
    American Wheat
    Cool: 45-50 degrees
    American Pale Ales
    Medium-bodied lagers
    India Pale Ale (IPA)
    Porters
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    Irish Stouts
    Sweet Stout
    Cellar Temp: 50-55 degrees
    Sour Ales
    Lambic/Gueuze
    English Bitter
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    Baltic Porters
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    Scotch Ales
    Belgian Ales
    Trappist Ales
    Warm: 55-60 degrees
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    Barley Wines
    Old Ales
    Dopplebock
    Eisbock
    Source: Serving Beer - The Beer Temple

    There is actually science to this, it is the same reason why some Whiskey Drinkers refuse to add ice.

    Colder Liquid as slower moving molecules in it, so the less the molecules are moving the less flavor there is, the warmer liquids have much faster moving molecules so you get better aroma and more flavor.

    Unless your room temp is 60 degrees or below you should never drink beer at room temp. This is a major point of confusion for those who claim the British drink warm beer. They just in many cases serve Cask Conditioned beer which is typically servers in the 50-60 degree range.
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    Until recently, relatively speaking, most beer was consumed at room temperature, because there was no way to keep it cold. And sometimes in history beer was served hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Until recently, relatively speaking, most beer was consumed at room temperature, because there was no way to keep it cold. And sometimes in history beer was served hot.
    Even Mexican beer???

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    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    Even Mexican beer???
    Especially Mexican beer. You see Mexican beer, by Mexican law, must be pasteurized to kill anything that might kill it's drinker. Then, it must be chilled as close to freezing as possible so the drinker is able to choke it down. Although, good news for you, you're still getting the Mexican urine!

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    Tecaté with a healthy squeeze of lime and a little salt on the rim creates an alchemical reaction that I've never been able to reproduce with any other cheap yellow beer. It's excellent on a really hot day, especially when you need to chase down a couple roadside tamales and chile gueritos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Tecaté with a healthy squeeze of lime and a little salt on the rim creates an alchemical reaction that I've never been able to reproduce with any other cheap yellow beer. It's excellent on a really hot day, especially when you need to chase down a couple roadside tamales and chile gueritos.
    It brings out the flavor of that Mexican urine that so many Americans seem to love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It brings out the flavor of that Mexican urine that so many Americans seem to love.
    Thanks - I'll be sure to think of that next time I'm enjoying one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Thanks - I'll be sure to think of that next time I'm enjoying one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Oh god no. One of my teachers, on a visit to a Mexican brewery, witnessed workers pissing in the beer. And then they laughed like hell because Americans love thier beer so much.
    ^urban legend at it's finest!
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    ^my exact thoughts as i read it. i personally can't stand mexican swill, so even if it were true i don't care

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithv70 View Post
    I grew up in El Paso too, and after too many drink and drown nights in J-town, I cannot stand Mexican beer. Tequila either for what it's worth. I hope some of the craft beers I am reading about can change my mind.
    hahah..i practically raised myself at the Kentucky Club..speed bagging my liver is probably gonna haunt me later.
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    love the urban legend stuff..hahah..

    and mexican beer is modeled after german beers.no?
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    Mexican beer ? Good? Is this joking Monday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    Mexican beer ? Good? Is this joking Monday?
    It depends on the circumstances, ice cold Tecate on the Colorado river in the middle of the Grand Canyon was some of the best beer I've ever been fortunate enough to drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Oh god no. One of my teachers, on a visit to a Mexican brewery, witnessed workers pissing in the beer. And then they laughed like hell because Americans love thier beer so much. He said he wouldn't drink it just because of the brewery conditions alone. After hearing that, I stay far away from Mexican beers. Aside from the craft beers, it's all just abjunct garbage anyway. And, I can't imagine they make any craft beer that I can't find from a first world country.
    Go piss on another thread with your stupid stories and un-funny jokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Until recently, relatively speaking, most beer was consumed at room temperature, because there was no way to keep it cold. And sometimes in history beer was served hot.
    In a related story, prior to 1900 there were no cars.
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    I'm not always a beer snob, and truly enjoy the occasional Pacifico.
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    I truly enjoy Pacifico or a corona on a hot day. Is it great beer? Not really, but it sure tastes good at that moment. It's not something I rush out to go by often but it's nice every once and awhile.


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    Tecate. It has to be fresh. I buy it by the case in "whales" from stores that have good turnover.

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    Sorry to bump, but I like Pacifico!

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    Is this considered a "Mexican" beer?
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    Hate to be a hater, but most Mexican beers I've tried taste like metallic water. Especially given the hype/marketing/price markup they usually have in the States when the quality is on par with a domestic sub-premium

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisclifford View Post
    Hate to be a hater, but most Mexican beers I've tried taste like metallic water. Especially given the hype/marketing/price markup they usually have in the States when the quality is on par with a domestic sub-premium
    That's because brewery workers drink polluted water, piss in beer and laugh like hell because they know Americans love Mexican beer. We're talking Mexico guys. A poor third world county. Remember the saying, "don't drink the water".

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisclifford View Post
    Hate to be a hater, but most Mexican beers I've tried taste like metallic water. Especially given the hype/marketing/price markup they usually have in the States when the quality is on par with a domestic sub-premium
    No one made you post in the "your favorite Mexican beer" thread, you know.(?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    No one made you post in the "your favorite Mexican beer" thread, you know.(?)
    What the **** is that supposed to mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    What the **** is that supposed to mean?
    I'll give you three guesses, and the first two don't count.

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    Maybe its because I am of Mexican descent, but I love all Mexican beers. Served cold with salt and lime. Or not. On a hot-ass day. Oddly enough, Trader Joes version "Trader Jose's" is pretty damn good and cheap!

    Also, Tequila is great too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincipalRider View Post
    Maybe its because I am of Mexican descent, but I love all Mexican beers. Served cold with salt and lime. Or not. On a hot-ass day. Oddly enough, Trader Joes version "Trader Jose's" is pretty damn good and cheap!

    Also, Tequila is great too.
    No, it's not because you're of Mexican decent. You have to drink it cold, with salt and lime so you don't taste the metallic urine that leaves a horrible aftertaste for days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincipalRider View Post
    Also, Tequila is great too.
    This!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    I'll give you three guesses, and the first two don't count.
    Hah hah .... I'll take a guess or three;

    It might mean that when you hate to be hater and come to the favorite mexican beer thread to complain about all mexican beer you've tried,
    you may have a lot of time on your hands,
    your bike tires might be flat preventing you from being out riding up that domestic beer appetite,
    or you truly want to find a mexican beer you have not tried yet that may be posted / described here.

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    I don't love Mexican beers, but a Dos Equis Amber does go well with fish tacos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Tecaté with a healthy squeeze of lime and a little salt on the rim creates an alchemical reaction that I've never been able to reproduce with any other cheap yellow beer. It's excellent on a really hot day, especially when you need to chase down a couple roadside tamales and chile gueritos.
    Yes! And in a can! Bonus points for packability on a S24O. Also Presidente. Best light Mexi Lager there is, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    No, it's not because you're of Mexican decent. You have to drink it cold, with salt and lime so you don't taste the metallic urine that leaves a horrible aftertaste for days.
    How do you explain when people put oranges in wheat beers? Its the same concept.

    I drink it without lime and salt all the time. I don't taste any metal.

    Also, how do you know what urine tastes like?
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    I only tend to drink Mexican beer when I'm actually in Mexico. In that case I seem to slightly prefer Dos Equis lager over Corona and much prefer it over Tecate.


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