I was happy to discover this year the addition of a serious outlet for beer. It seems the gaining interest in homebrewing and Mexican craft beer is moving beyond the borders of Mexico City evidenced by the opening of The Beer Company here in SMA. Owners, Antonio and Elizabeth, who happen to be not only incredibly nice people but are real beer enthusiasts with a lot of knowledge to offer about the craft beer scene here. Located on the Ancha de San Antonio they have brought The Beer Company franchise to satisfy a need for those that desire a choice and they are offering a large and much needed selection of Mexican craft beers and imports. Granted, the inventory is small compared to most beer stores in the States but I'm impressed with the variety they've included.
Also, they are right around the corner from where I'm staying and so I'll be visiting often to begin sampling the Mexican beers in particular. Most of the German beers I'm familiar with including the standards from Paulaner, including the Salvator doppel bock and Erdinger . Belgian beers include Carolus, Chimay and a particular favorite La Chouffe and of course Duvel. There are just a couple English beers, Fullers, Youngs and one I've not had called 'Old Peculiar' from Theakston. But it's the Mexican beers I am most interested in tasting my way through as I try to determine my personal 'best of' list. I'll post updates of those tastings as I go along.
Some of the bigger names in craft beer down here are Minerva who also produces Primus Brewing and their Tempus label. The Cucapa brewing co, Calavera and T.J.'s (Tijuana brewing) which is my favorite so far.
Can I taste them all in my short stay here? God help me I believe I can, and good or bad I will tell you about them here.