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 is our version of a Mexican Lager without borders. This version resembles more of the traditional Vienna-style lager with an American twist, being low in hop bitterness, light copper to reddish brown in color, and very clean and smooth on the palate. The balanced crispness and malt-like sweetness makes this quite the drinkable, refreshing beer for any occasion.
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