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Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« on: February 18, 2013, 05:03:41 AM »
I suppose I should make a Vienna lager?
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 06:04:40 AM »
Just pee in a clear bottle, add a few extra drops of yellow food coloring, and force carbonate. Serve with a wedge of lime.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 08:02:20 AM »
I suppose I should make a Vienna lager?

Probably.

Or you could get goofy on the style.  Add some peppa, some native ingredients...piloncillo?

Chicha?  Not really Mexican, per se, but Americans are easily fooled, and think everything south of the border is related to Cinco de Mayo. ;)


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Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 08:29:39 AM »
I have been toying around with the idea of a "Mexi Lager" but made with Agave sugar and lime zest. Finally going to do it this year, but probably not by Cinco de Mayo.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 08:49:32 AM »
I should mention that a couple of the brewclub members (and the pone hosting the party) have Mexican brides, so this won't be an easy crowd to fool.

I perused the wiki on Mexican beer and seems some of the better commercial stuff is in the Vienna to Dunkel category.  I think I'll brew one of those, and maybe a pilsner too.  I like the idea of making a cocktail of beer, lime juice, and chili powder.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 09:04:52 AM »
make a great, clean pilsner lager and serve it with a lime - you now have outstanding mexican beer without the crappy mexican beer taste! ;D
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 09:23:56 AM »
A friend in the club has made a chips and salsa beer. One trick is to get the chips before they are fried, and mash them. Salsa went in secondary IIRC. It was like eating chips and salsa, flavor wise.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 09:27:18 AM »
I think a vienna lager is very appropriate. A light pilsner also.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 10:46:40 AM »
I'd go with vienna lager.

If you wanted to be more fanciful with your beer you could make a chile beer or one of the mole-style chocolate-chile beers.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 12:30:57 PM »
I think a vienna lager is very appropriate. A light pilsner also.

+1  Maybe mash some masa harina or gelatinized ground corn tortillas with the malt for the light lager.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 12:56:07 PM »
I think a vienna lager is very appropriate. A light pilsner also.

+1  Maybe mash some masa harina or gelatinized ground corn tortillas with the malt for the light lager.

+1 Again.

You can also use the lager in chelada or a grasshopper (half frozen margarita, half beer).
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 04:13:52 PM »
Finally brewed a Vienna lager today, along the lines of the BCS recipe.  Work got in the way of brewing sooner.  I'll brew a Mexican lager tomorrow afternoon.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 05:04:27 PM »
Love my Mexican Lager. I'll brew mine next month. WLP940 yeast is a must...
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 05:28:18 PM »
Love my Mexican Lager. I'll brew mine next month. WLP940 yeast is a must...
I have one that is lagering, split between 940 and 833. Will see next week which one is I like better.
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Re: Suggestions for Beer for Cinco de Mayo
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 05:52:07 PM »
I need to get cracking on a Vienna. We have three months. Texas Independence was last Saturday.
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