Dos Equis Lager

4.5% alc./vol., 355 ml bottle
Cerveceria Cuauhétmoc Moctezuma –
Monterrey, Mexico

DSCF1328So it’s Christmas Eve, why am I drinking a Mexican beer?  Because after all the wrapping and decorating and not yelling at idiots, I need to relax.  Oh, maybe you’re questioning why not something more Christmassy?  We all celebrate in our own way, plus I didn’t have the time to go on a long quest to find something that Santa Claus or Baby Jesus might approve of.  The label explains the two X’s:  “crafted in Mexico since 1897 to commemorate the arrival of the 20th century”.  The “XX” is Roman numeral 20.  Between them, the Aztec emperor Moctezuma (or Montezuma if you like) shows a noble profile, sometime before being killed by Mexicans for trying to appease their Spanish invaders.  If you’re going to drink something Mexican next to that big plate of nachos, this is the beer I recommend.  It actually tastes like a beer, and there’s no need to correct the brewer’s mistakes by adding lime or salt.  Feliz Navidad, everybody!

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