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Are there any good Latin American beers?

rworange | Nov 5, 2006 05:51 PM

There's a Latino Market near me that has some Latino beers I haven't tried before. I'm just wondering if there is anything good that gets imported to the US? Are there good beers that don't make it here?

Probably the best beer I've had is Xingu Brazilian Black Beer. I'm sure if this is a good example of a black beer as it is the only black beer I've had.

Someone on the web wrote that Mexican lagers are actually very close to Southern German lagers and when Germans came to Latin America they influenced the brewing style. Supposedly Negra Modelo is like a Vienna lager, a style that fell out of favor in Europe because ... well, you've tasted Negra Modelo, eh?

Is that the reason most Latin beers taste the same?

Kind of an interesting article about Latin products, including beer, being introduced in the to US market ... but I'm talking good beer not Safeway's Arriba brand, so named "because they figured Americans remember the cartoon mouse Speedy Gonzalez, who used to say, "Arriba! Arriba!"

Kind of an interesting side note I found was that lime with beer was originally used to kill any germs on the rim of the bottle because supposedly citric acid will kill some types of germs. Is that true or someone with a fanciful imagination?

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