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Mexico Beer (Cerveza)

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BREWERIES IN MEXICO
FEMSA FEMSA - is a general beverage corporation whose roots date to back to 1890 and the first large Mexican brewery, Cervecería Cuauhtémoc in Monterrey. With their brands Tecate, Sol, Dos Equis, Carta Blanca, Superior, Indio, Bohemia and Noche Buena. FEMSA Cerveza is the holder of a brewery company, the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery. It is owned by Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A. (FEMSA) (cerveza is Spanish for beer). It is the second largest brewer in Mexico. It was announced in January 16, 2006 that FEMSA Cerveza would acquire 68% of Cervejarias Kaiser from Molson Coors.
Grupo Modelo Grupo Modelo - has fewer brands but a larger part of the Mexican beer export market with Corona, Corona Light, Negra Modelo, Modelo Especial, and Pacífico, their five export brands. They also brew brands intended solely for the domestic market: Victoria (a recent advertising campaign for this brand was centered around the fact that it is unavailable abroad); Estrella (a local beer found only in the west of the country; and León and Montejo (originally local to Yucatán but nowadays available nationwide). Grupo Modelo is 51 per cent owned by Anheuser-Busch but, due to a special arrangement, control of the company remains with Modelo's Mexican shareholders
 
MEXICAN BEERS
Bohemia Bohemia
Bohemia devises especially for the experts of beer that appreciate their distinctive and impeccable flavor. Bohemia has reached the respected distinction of being like one of the finest beers of the world.
Carta Blanca Carta Blanca
The brewery's original premium beer. Carta Blanca means "white letter (or card)" which was given to people as means of respect. Carta Blanca beer is meant as a token of thanks and respect to customers.
Corona Corona
Corona is the top-selling beer in Mexico and is one of the top-selling beers worldwide. Available in over 150 countries, it is also Mexico's leading export brand. It was first brewed in 1925 by Cerveceria Modelo on the tenth anniversary of the brewery, and is a lager. In 1997, Corona Extra became the top-selling imported beer in the United States, surpassing Heineken...
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Dos Equis Dos Equis
was first crafted in Mexico by the German brewmaster Wilhelm Hasse in 1897. Originally called "Siglo XX" ("20th century"), the brand was named to commemorate the arrival of the new century; since the Spanish language uses Roman numerals for centuries, the bottles were marked "XX", two Xs, or "Dos Equis". It is currently available in two varieties: Dos Equis Especial (green bottle) is a pale lager.
Estrella Estrella
A regional brand sold throughout the Mexican State of Jalisco, Estrella® beer dates from the end of the nineteenth century, when it was produced by the Estrella Brewery. This company was bought in 1954 by Grupo Modelo®
Estrella Indio
Brewery Cuauhtémoc originally chose this beer as worthy bearer of their name "Beer Cuauhtémoc", but the consumers quickly they renamed it "Indian." or "Indio" because of the picture of the Indian on the clay bottle
Modelo Especial Modelo Especial
Positioned as the second brand in the Grupo Modelo®, and one of the ten best-selling imported beers in the USA in 2002, Modelo Especial® is a Pilsner type beer and has been sold in both returnable bottles and cans since 1966. Available in Light as well.
Negra Modelo Negra Modelo
Negra Modelo is a "Vienna lager"-style beer brewed in Mexico by Austrian immigrants. It was first sold on draft in 1926.
Noche Buena Noche Buena
The only beer of Christmas in Mexico, Good Night is a dark beer, with a strong flavor, and characteristic. The true experts of the beer await their launch each year between the months of October and December, when its rich qualities provide the perfect complement al spirit of the holiday.
Pacifico Pacifico
Cerveza Pacífico is a Mexican pilsner beer, originally brewed in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. The name means Pacific Beer. The picture on the bottle is the Deer Islands off the coast of Mazatlán surrounded by a lifesaver.
Sol Sol
Sol: Introduced in the 1890s, originally called El Sol. It was named after the ray of sunshine that fell on a pot when cooking, the beer Sol is thought to be the beer for the working class.
Superior Superior
Superior: Meant to be the "Superior" beer, A favorite beer in Mexico for more than 50 years, this golden beer has renewed its attraction with the consumers in recent years
Tecate Tecate
Tecate is a popular Mexican beer named after the city of Tecate, Baja California, where it was first produced. Originally brewed by a local company, it was acquired by Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma in 1955. It is sold in both distinctive red aluminium tins and in twist-top bottles.
Victoria Victoria
Victoria is a dark lager (Vienna type). It was first brewed in Toluca, México, in 1865, but is currently brewed in Mexico City by the conglomerate Grupo Modelo, which bought out Compañía Toluca y México in 1935. It is generally sold in standard 325-ml bottles and 950-ml caguamas.

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