We delayed our 500 days of cruising party a bit to join up with SV Bella Star and celebrate their 6 months of cruising at the same time. We used some of our Google Ad revenue* to buy an assortment of Mexican beer for a tasting and Bella Star brought some tasty guac for palate cleansing and beer-food pairing tests.
The beers: These are all of the kinds that we could find in 3 super mercados in Ensenada excepting any light beer or the beer with Clamato in it.
The tasters (hover over photos for names):
The ratings: Overall, Bohemia (Clara) was a big hit. None of the crew liked either type of Dos Equis as much as they thought they did, when tasting naively. Carol still preferred Pacifico and could even pick it out of the line-up. Aaron still thinks PBR deserves its blue ribbon.
Our goal was well satisfied. Carol and I know what beers to order in a bar (Bohemia Clara if available, Pacifico for Carol and Sol for Livia if not). We also know what beers to buy in the grocery that we both will enjoy (Bohemia, then Sol/Tecate/Corona as second choices) and what beers to avoid like the plague (Barillita and Victoria). We’ve also decided that all of the beers tasted better with lime which doesn’t bode well for the genre :)
*I say it all of the time but I mean it. Thank you to those who click on the ads on the site or in the email/reader versions. You funded this craziness.