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Old 07-29-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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I am going to a resort in Playa del Carmen Mexico next week. I hope to spend the week sipping on cervesa's and frozen drinks. I think the beer selection is limited. I know Corona and Modelo Especial is on tap. Here is another list from this area:

Sol *
Negra Modelo
Modelo Especial
Tecate
Tecate Light
Superior *
Dos Equis Special Lager
Dos Equis Draft
Dos Equis Amber
Leon *
Montejo *
Victoria *
Corona

Any of the brands in red worth drinking. I have never heard of them.


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Old 07-29-2006, 03:02 PM   #2
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Sol tastes and looks exactly the same as Corona, to me.

The rest I have never heard of either.


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Old 07-29-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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I've never heard of those either- but in Mexico, my favorite drink is Michelada. It's basically chili peppers ground up with worchestershire and seasoned salt and tabasco and then they pour the beer into that. I've had that with Negra Modelo and it's awesome. Kind of like a spicy bloody mary in a way. If the beer isn't very good plain, you could always disguise it in a michelada.

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Micheladas rock...and there are lots of regional variations, but the one lorenae describes is probably my favorite. Try it with a lighter beer such as Sol or Pacifico as well.

I like Sol and Pacifico the best of all the 'light' beers. Leon is a good beer, not stellar, but good...kind of a classic Vienna lager. Victoria is also a nice Vienna lager.

Montejo is a Pilsner type beer produced by the makers of Leon and is also a solid, though not stellar, beer.

Superior is also a Pilsner type beer, and frankly I've only had it a few times and don't have much recollection one way or the other, though I'm sure I would order it over a Corona.
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I dont see Pacifico on your list...but thats their best one if you ask me. I also like negra modelo (pretty good if you like dark beers).
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I used Michelada and beer to BBQ Chicken just yesterday.
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Pacifico!!!! definitely. Sol sucks, as so do Coronas and Tecate. Dos Equis is ok, but you need to go authentic while you are down there. Get a Pacifico, throw a lime wedge and a pinch of salt in there...mmmmmm

And be sure to drink lots of Patron Tequilla too.

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I like Bohemia.

If you go to Puerto Vallarta area, be sure to get to Agave Leyva distillery and buy as much as you bloody can! Best tequila in the world IMO.
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Thank you. I am intrigued with the Michelada. It sounds like that will be my welcome drink! (I also have an aversion to Tequilla..yuk)
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Thank you. I am intrigued with the Michelada. It sounds like that will be my welcome drink! (I also have an aversion to Tequilla..yuk)
Make sure you try at least one shot of good tequila while you are down there. As in from the region of Tequila (no offense towards distilleries in Puerto Vallarta or anywhere else, but they're not tequila). Padron, as mentioned, is excellent. I personally like Espolon.

Most of the tequila consumed in the US is only 51% blue agave and 49% "other" and frequently with coloring added to get the amber color as opposed to aging in barrels. That stuff is disgusting. Good tequila is available in the US, but most of us are so trained from our college Pepe Lopez days that we don't notice it or are unwilling to pay for it. Totally different animal.


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