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Mexican beer

ekammin | Apr 15, 2007 11:35 AM

Why can't we get a good selection of Mexican beer in Toronto?

Whenever I look for it, whether in a restaurant or in a beer store, it is always the same dreary selection. Dos Equis Dark (never the light, which is made by a different brewery), Sol (which I don't think is very good) and Corona (not bad, but I think it is a bit light and flat - certainly not deserving of the reputation it seems to have).

Now, Mexico makes a vast selection of beers, some excellent. Whenever I am there, I try to get Pacifico, made in Mazatlan. This is a wonderful beer - crisp, refeshing and full of flavour. There are others, of course; Estrella and Carta Blanca to name just two.

Pacifico is made by Modelo, a huge company that could, I am sure, spare a few bottles for export here. The whole thing sounds like some stupid corporate decision - "We won't import it, because we have decided that you don't want it". Just try me.

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