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Beer brewing in Mexico began shortly after the Mexican War of Independence and was inspired by Austrians and Germans that immigrated into the area and imparted their love for Vienna-style lagers. While the thirst for lager in the Vienna style remained for nearly a century, in the late 1800s brewers began creating a sweeter profile of this style by adding corn, a local ingredient that was abundant and inexpensive. 


El Mapache, Blanca, is light and refreshing! Blanca is what you would most commonly expect from a nationally recognized Mexican cerveza. Cervezas, are known to have a lighter-bodied mild taste that goes perfectly with a freshly squeezed lime. This version typically comes out for Cinco de Mayo and remains on taps throughout the summer. 

El Mapache, Negra, is a Mexican-style Vienna lager and like many Vienna Lagers is a little darker and sweeter than a traditional german lagers. The most notable difference is the use of flaked corn to sweeten the taste. This version typically comes out in the fall and remains on tap until Spring. 

Food Pairings

Slightly sweeter than an American lager, our El Mapache complements Mexican-style cuisine, including dips (e.g., guacamole, salsa) and tacos. It also goes very well with “game-day” finger foods, such as chicken wings, and a variety of fishes.


Suggested Foods: Mexican Dishes (Grilled Fish or Meat Tacos), Wild Rice, or Chicken (Pan Seared or Fried)

Cheese: Smear-Ripened Cheeses (Gruyère or Munster)

Dessert: Candied Bacon or Lemon Tart


Glassware & Serving Temperature

Flute—The conical shape helps maintain a pillowy head, while offering a wonderful view of the sparkling clarity of lager-style beers. The narrow design brings aromas to your nose as you tip the glass back for a sip.


Best served at 40-45°F

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