The origin of Cerveceria Mexicali begins in 1923 when a small group of businessmen decided to create a brewery in the city of Mexicali. An old formula is what created Cerveza Mexicali, basing its production on the highest levels of quality control and the experience of its master brewers, which has allowed its products to be distinguished by flavour and precise alcohol concentration. Mexicali Beer is the original formula that beat out Corona and Pacifico as 'the' great Mexican beer.
Being a keen wine and beer blogger, I am always on the lookout for excuses to try out new drinks. All in the name of research of course! This weekend, I had a chance to try out some wonderful beers as I had friends to stay and took them on some trips to some lovely local drinking holes.
First stop was a local bar that serves a whole range of interesting and different bottled lagers from around the world. Being a big fan of premium lager, I opted for a Mexican beer that I had not tried before. It was fantastic; full-flavoured, dark and refreshing; just what you’d expect from a premium lager. My friends opted for a fruit beer and a Thai bottled lager; both were very pleased with their choices and we took no time at all in polishing off our purchases!
Next stop was the local Christmas market, which comes to town every year and brings with it a range of exciting stalls holding all kinds of handmade gifts and food, and of course the legendary Bierkeller. For the uninitiated, the Bierkeller is a Bavarian style drinking establishment with a lively atmosphere, hot bratwursts, live oompah bands and beer served in two-pint ‘steins’. It was a fantastic evening and those two pint steins certainly went down a treat!
For those not able to stomach quite so much lager in one go, mulled wine was also available in a range of delicious flavours, including raspberry, apple and strawberry, and served in pretty Christmas-style mugs. One of our party also let me try some of her alcoholic honeymead, which was tasty and sweet and very alcoholic; the fumes alone were enough to make you feel a bit tipsy!
At the end of all this ‘sampling’, we left feeling very merry indeed and glad we’d lined our stomachs with those bratwursts. If you get chance to visit a Bierkeller or Christmas market near you, I highly recommend you do!
This Hamper contains one of each item: 75cl Bottle of Adnams Selection Fizz Chardonnay Brut with fresh citrus flavours and exuberant bubbles. (12% ABV), Adnams Christmas Pudding a deeply fruity but notably light pudding made to a trusted recipe with of traditional ingredients and a healthy splash of Broadside (900G), Adnams Beer Chutney with Broadside, Made in Suffolk with a blend of spices and chunky fruits, delicious with cheese (410g), Adnams Seville Orange Marmalade made with Broadside, made in Suffolk with large chunks of peel and a distinctive Broadside flavour, this is a delicious marmalade for Adnams fans (454g), Chocca Mocca Real Strawberry and Cream (100G), James Christmas Pudding Truffle Fresh Cream with coloured chocolate leaves & berries (45G)
Hoegaarden is totally different - by nature. It is different from virtually any other beer or beverage experience in the world - different in the kind of beverage that it is, and in the naturally refreshing taste experience. Hoegaarden is the authentic Belgian wheat or white beer. It has a unique and extremely complex brewing process whereby the brand is first top fermented and then is refermented within the bottle - ending up in a unique cloudy-white appearance. The brand's unique appearance is mirrored by its one-of-a-kind taste - sweet and sour beer with a little bitterness, slightly spicy, with a strong touch of coriander and a hint of orange, perfect for warm summer days, instead of other refreshing beverages. Refreshing, a little quirky, and decidedly different - naturally.
This outstanding Rosé champagne, with delicate bubbles and an elegant bouquet, turns every event into the perfect celebration. Serve chilled at 6-7°. Fauchon is a French gourmet food company that has produced luxury chocolates, biscuits, tea, sweets and preserves from its legendary food market on the Place de la Madeleine in Paris since 1886