Introduction Grupo Modelo is one of the largest breweries in the world, the leading brewer in Mexico and producer of the best-selling Mexican beer in the world. Since it foundation in Grupo Modelo has been family-operated and focused on becoming a leader in the Mexican beer production.
History[ edit ] 16th century to 19th century[ edit ] Prior to the Spanish conquestthere had been fermented alcoholic beverages in Mexico. The best known of these is pulquewhich is the fermented sap of the maguey or agave plant.
This is made from fermented corn, and creates light, amber-colored liquid which is whisked before drinking. Among the Tarahumarasthe drink is used for rituals. A similar beverage, called pozol, is made in OaxacaChiapas and Tabasco with corn and cocoa beans.
Its exact location is unknown, but it is thought to have been located in the south of Mexico City where Metro Portales is today or in AmecamecaMexico State.
However, the beverage caught on, as it was drunk by colonial authorities, leading others to want it as well. Herrera worked to expand his brewery and the land on which wheat and barley were raised. The purpose of this was to make colonials import these products from Europe.
While the policy mostly worked, beer brewing never entirely ceased. After the end of the war, the beer produced by the Tuallion brewery was the most popular.
The emperor had his own brewerwho produced Vienna-style dark beers. Prohibition in the United States during the s helped the Mexican beer industry, with Americans crossing the border to drink. Beer became big business by the early 20th century.
Bydespite the strong preference still for pulque in the center of the country, Mexico was producing 50, liters of beer per year. They claimed such drinks were produced by unsanitary methods including the use of feces as a fermenting agent and promoted beer as "rigorously hygienic and modern".
The industry employs 90, people andjobs are related to it indirectly. Mexico's growth is coming largely at the expense of U. First exports to the United States were realized as early as Modelo continued buying smaller local breweries in various parts of the country, absorbing most of the brands produced and making many of them available nationwide.
During the same period, the company began exports of Corona beer to the United States, becoming the second most imbibed imported beer there by Exports to other countries followed, and Corona became the number one premium imported beer in the United States in Schnaider and Francisco Sada, selling their first beer, Carta Blanca.
It was a major producer of beer since the early 20th century, and was one of the largest brewing companies in the world with the merger of the two, but the new company controls over twelve brand names. FEMSA bought the combined breweries to add to its other businesses, such as bottling and packaging enterprises.
Beers with top fermentation had been produced in Mexico. Corona is the best-selling beer produced by Mexico,  and the best-selling non-domestic beer in both the U. Unlike most beers, Corona is bottled in a clear bottle, increasing the opportunity for spoilage from sunlight, which can affect the hop oils in the beer.
A draught version also exists, as does canned Corona in some markets. It is the first wheat beer to be produced by a major beer company in Mexico. The original name of the beer was "Siglo XX" 20th Century with the double X standing for the number 20, and it commemorated the arrival of that century.
Demand for the beer has resurged, especially in the United States, where it is now the best-selling imported dark beer. The clear version of this brand is a lager derived from the Ambar. The name came from a ray of sunshine that fell on a pot while preparing the mash.
It is a very light-coloured beer with little hops flavour, and considered to be a beer for the young people and the working class.
It was the first beer to be canned in Mexico, with Tecate Light launched in Mexico in Many people wait for this beer's availability each year between the months of October and December.
The name means "white card" in Spanish, which at the time was given to people as a sign of respect. Since then, the beer has won a number of other awards.CLICK HERE FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY HOURS. The Beer Store.
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