WTF is Cerveza?
Have you seen a few more clear bottles on the bottle shop shelves lately? Wonder what the f*&K is a ‘cerveza’? Let me tell you a little more about what it means, where it came from, and why everyone seems to be making one these days.
To put it simply, cerveza is Spanish for beer.
The one you’ve probably seen around – in ads, in bars, in my hand at a party is a Corona. It’s la cerveza mas fina. Made in Mexico and packaged in a clear glass bottle so you can see how bright it is. The perfect beach beer, always served with a lime (not a lemon!!!) and often in icy cold buckets.
It’s brewed to be DRINKABLE. The flavour, the body, the finish – it’s all very mild. And it’s oh-so-refreshing on a hot day. But people like you and me – we want to crave that drinkability and lime-laced brew – but still support a local brewery.
So as this summer kicks off in Australia, it’s delightful to see the Cerveza take off, too.
Clear bottles, crisp, refreshing – and always made a bit more delicious with a wedge of lime.
And sometimes we’ll see them flavoured with salt and lime straight out of the can – perfect.
This style totally lends itself to the Aussie summer and beach eskies
Is this really a Mexican beer style? Not really. The original Mexican beers were German and Austrian influenced lagers, having been introduced by immigrants. The pale, light, crisp beer brewed with corn that we’re accustomed to clear bottles is definitely a modern thing. Anyway….
This is an anytime time beer.
For knock offs? Yep!
Watching the cricket? Yep!
Park picnic? 100%
Beach? You better believe it.
Have you tried one of the new Cervezas?
Here’s what I’m drinking from Beer Fans right now – You can’t beat the first release of an Aussie Cerveza from Modus. And the beach-dwellers over at Freshwater have also just released one.
The best part? If you try any of these from Beer Fans, you’ll be getting the beers straight from the brewery and if you don’t like them, you’ll get your money back.