For the adventurous drinker, Sol Chelada beer is much better than its generic and forgettable original, which is more like the beer you buy on discount to bring to a party you don’t really want to attend at the home of a person you despise. Hey, at least Covid-19 means you don’t have to do that anymore!
6. Corona Extra
The entry-level south of the border beer. Fine if there’s nothing better available, but if it’s not ice-cold or served with a lime, it’s not much better than any weak American beer — like Mexican Schlitz.
5. Dos Equis
Another victim of citrus-reliance. Great to drink on tap, dressed with lime, at a bar. Awful to drink out of a can, at home, with no limes or friends. Feels even lonelier since they shitcanned The Most Interesting Man in the World.
4. Carta Blanca
The most IPA of the bunch, if you like that sort of thing. If that’s your thing, though, why are you fucking with Mexican beers?
3. Modelo Negra
Unwrapping that gold foil is always a thrill — and the beer inside is well worth the effort. Heavy, Germany-by-way-of-Mexico dunkel beer vibes.
My dad used to squeeze lemon on the can rim, sprinkle salt on it and tell me to take a big sip because it would put hair on my chest. Now I’m a grown-ass man with lots of chest hair. Thanks, Tecate!
1. Pacifico Clara
Sweet but not too sweet, this feels like a sunny Saturday afternoon on a warm beach with the perfect beer on your tongue. The fact that it doesn’t share its root name with a lethal pandemic is just an added bonus.