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The Hunt for Craft Beer in Puerto Vallarta or: Limon No es Necessario

 

 

She Said:

 

Mexico is famous for beer.  In fact, it exports more beer than any other country.  When we go out I usually order a Corona and Judd is a Pacifico guy. Modelo would be acceptable if neither of those were available, but I’d rather drink water than drink a Tecate; Yuck!

I have to admit, Corona is fine (made better with lime) but I really miss my really yummy beers; Hefes in the summer, pumpkin ales and Octoberfests in the fall, Guinness and Alaskan Winter in the colder months.

So, I started looking and asking around as to where I might find something a bit more interesting in the way of suds in my new adopted town.

The first place we visited on our beer adventure was Cerveceria Union on the north end of the Malecon.  Who do you think came along kicking and screaming, “I want my $1 Pacifico!”?

Well, when we got there we were both impressed with how comfortable and well run the place was and with the vast selection of beers.  Okay, by Mexican standards it was a little pricey but well worth it.

Nice view of bay from Cervecia Union
Nice view of bay from Cervecia Union
Great selection
Great selection

We both opted for a version of the house Mexican Minerva.  It was 64 pesos for a 16 ounce draft, that’s a little less than $4.  Judd had an EPA and I had the Viena.  Mine was delicious with nutty and caramel flavors, definitely no lime required. After viewing the hamburger, I would definitely go back there for a beer and a burger sometime.

EPA and Viena
EPA and Viena

A couple of days later we found ourselves at Los Muertos Brewing for pizza and beer. I ordered a flight (a six beer sampler) which was really enough for us to share.  We really weren’t wowed by any of the beers.  A couple of the darker ones were pretty good, there was one that was okay, and a couple we just didn’t like at all.  It seems Los Muertos gets mixed reviews on their beer, but most agree the pizza is delicious.  I would go back for the pizza, but most likely I would order a Corona or glass of red wine.

Los Muertos
Los Muertos
No fighting over this flight
No fighting over this flight

I also stopped by the Cork and Bottle in Los Mercados.  I was expecting to find a wider array of world beers there, but they really only carry Mexican microbrews.  They do have Minerva EPA but not my Viena. 🙁

Cork and Bottle offerings
Cork and Bottle offerings

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