Don’t be that guy shrugging and walking out with a 12-pack of Corona (unless you really dig that stuff…for reasons?)
The Bruery — Or Xata
If you’re looking for something other than a typical Mexican lager for your Cinco celebrations but still want a brew in the spirit of the holiday, try this curious mash-up from Orange County’s the Bruery that re-creates horchata (the spiced rice milk treat ubiquitous in Southern California) in beer-form.
A seriously surprising crowd pleaser, that. Goes great with dessert.
Another option is just to be true to the roots and drink a Vienna lager instead.
The Mexican lager’s roots actually lie in Austria, and brewer Anton Dreher, who created the Vienna-style lager in 1836. The style was then brought to Mexico by Austrian brewers in the late 1800s. where it has continued to thrive.
I do enjoy a very cold Victoria with some texmex but if you have the option don’t be afraid to branch out a little.
Drink and appropriate foreign cultures in moderation and stay thirsty, my friends.