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MEXICO CALLING

Lager Especial

Some calls are totally worth answering, so kick back and enjoy a Mexican lager brewed with heaps of Vienna malt, subtle hops, and absolutely zero adjuncts. The result is an endlessly refreshing sunny lager with balanced sweetness and light bitterness. Add this to your favorites list.

4.7
% ABV
HOPS: Mittlefruh
MALTS: Barke Vienna, Carafoam
Available in stores

VAMOS

VIENNA LAGER ESPECIAL

A classic Vienna lager, brought to Mexico by Austrian immigrants in the mid-1800s, is an essential part of Mexico’s cerveza culture. With its signature amber color and subtle hints of toasted malt and honey, Vamos is brewed to prove that amber beer delivers both full flavor and refreshment. The long-awaited lager companion to Mexico Calling.

5.2
% ABV
HOPS: Hursbruker

MALTS: VIENNA, 2-ROW

AVAILABLE IN STORES

PALM SHADE

Tropical Hazy IPA

Inspired by coastal culture, Palm Shade combines the tropical fruit hop aroma of a modern IPA with the deeply quenching drinkability of a pale ale. Our malt build offers a soft canvas for fruit-forward hops with subtle bitterness and vibrant notes of mandarin orange, mango, and pineapple.

6.0
% ABV
HOPS: Mandarina, Ekuanot, Citra

MALTS: Pilsner, Golden Naked Oats, Flaked Oats, Carafoam

Available in stores

LA FLORIDITA

Rosé Sparkling Cerveza

For summer, pink is in season. This effervescent wheat ale has a hazy body with rich, fruit color. Liberally doused with tart hibiscus and passionfruit, this sparkling rosé ale drinks easily and offers supreme refreshment.

5.0
% ABV
MALTS: Extra Pale Pils, Unmalted Wheat, Flaked Oats, Acidulated

ADJUNCTS: Hibiscus, Passionfruit puree
available in stores

LA FLORIDITA

MIMOSA SPARKLING CERVEZA

Brewed with generous amounts of Spanish orange peel, clementine juice and mango. Juicy, tart and bubbly.

5.0
% ABV
MALTS: EXTRA PALE PILS, UNMALTED WHEAT, FLAKED OATS, ACIDULATED

ADJUNCTS: VALENCIA ORANGE, MANGO

available in BARS + RESTAURANTS

PACHAMAMA

Tropical Lager

A crisp, hazy lager combining sweet guava and fragrant basil for a refreshing and unexpected twist on a tropical lager. Simply liquid sunshine.

6.2
% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Guava and basil
brewpub only

PALOMA

GRAPEFRUIT SAISON

Brewed with local wheat and barley from Sugar Creek Malt, fermented to dryness with a mixed culture yeast, finished with luscious Ruby Red Grapefruit. This lively cerveza boasts a little funk, a little refreshment, and big flavor.

6.0
% ABV
Malts : malted wheat, and Pilsner malt

Adjuncts: Ruby Red Grapefruit

brewpub only

COCO FRIO

TROPICAL LAGER

Tropical lager with a dose of coconut and fresh pineapple juice. It’s an incredibly quenching, crispy, and effervescent drinking experience. This is cerveza refreshed.

5.5
% ABV
ADJUNCTS: coconut flakes and pineapple juice
available in stores

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE

OAXACAN SMOKED LAGER

Inspired by Oaxacan pit cooking. Balanced sweet flavor and aroma from smoldering Cherrywood smoke and toasted avocado leaf. Dark with soft malty roast. Refreshingly bitter.

6.0
% ABV
ADJUNCTS: cherrywood and avocado leaf
brewpub only

FREETOWN

DDH DIPA

Inspired by the neighborhood of Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen, Demark. Powerful, hazy, dank and fruity tropical expression.

9.5
% ABV
HOPS: Citra Cyro, El Dorado, and Vic Secret
brewpub only

BARBA NEGRA

CHOCOLATE COCONUT MILK PORTER

Brewed with wood-fire toasted coconut, silky Mexican chocolate and a touch of lactose. Blended wonderfully into an effortlessly drinkable milk porter.

6.5
% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Shredded Coconut, Mexican Chocolate, lactose
NO MAS!

THREE KINGS

Christmas Punch Ale

Inspired by Ponche, Mexico’s holiday fruit punch, this festive delight is cheerfully brewed with a touch of lactose and finished with tamarind, hibiscus, guava, currants, orange, and cinnamon.

8.5
% ABV
MALTS: 2-Row Vienna, Malted Oats

ADJUNCTS: Lactose, tamarind, orange, cinnamon, currants and hibiscus

no mas!

REY CUVÉE

Blended Barrel-Aged
Imperial Stout

Rey Cuvée is the super heavyweight champion of the Luchador lineup. A blend of 2018, 2019 and 2020 vintages of Rey Gordo are double barreled for 10 months to make a burly, husky, brawling barrel-aged stout that is bigger than the sum of its parts. Rich with leather, licorice, tobacco, and dark fruit. This is a stout for the most avid of barrel aged stout connoisseurs.

13.0% ABV
BARREL: Woodford Reserve barrels – 10 months
BREWPUB ONLY

REY GORDO

Barrel-Aged
Imperial Stout

All Hail the King! Rey Gordo is the icon of consistency. He is timeless. He is classic. This distinguished, larger-than-life barrel-aged stout is aged 10 months and has a smoky, leathery, dense, and mysteriously dark persona, that is loved by barrel-aged beer drinkers.

13.5% ABV
BARREL: Heaven Hill bourbon barrels – 10 months
BREWPUB + STORES

SEÑOR BANDITO

Barrel-Aged
Imperial Stout

Señor Bandito runs the spicy, rye whiskey crime family. This Luchador gets its fiery heat from aging in rye whisky barrels, while a blend of Mexican cinnamon, black, Morello, and Luxardo cherries, and an undisclosed amount of secret spices seals the deal.

13.0% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Black, Morello, and Luxardo cherries, Mexican cassia bark, and Ceylon cinnamon

BARREL: Woody Creek rye whiskey barrels – 10 months

BREWPUB ONLY

COCO FANTASMA

Barrel-Aged
Imperial Blonde Ale

After training in Barbados rum + Woody Creek rye whisky barrels, Coco Fantasma was blended into a silky smooth, barrel-forward canvas. From there she earned her nickname “Coco” with the standout addition of Mexican cocoa nibs, softly toasted coconut, and slowly roasted almonds – her superstrength is that these ingredients amplify her complex barrel beauty. Coco Fantasma is a hauntingly harmonious combination of wrath and indulgence.

12.5% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Chocolate, coconut, and almond

BARREL: Barbados rum and Woody Creek rye whiskey barrels – 10 months

BREWPUB ONLY

CARMELITA SUAVE

Barrel-Aged
Imperial Stout

A new player enters the ring this year. Fans find Carmelita Suave’s sleek image appealing. From the looks of her, you’d never know she’s an imperial stout that came up through the underground barrel rings of Barbados Rum. Don’t let her charming single-origin Veracruz coffee and silky dulce de leche fool you – she packs some heat and strikes quick.

12.5% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Metric coffee and dulce de leche

BARREL: Barbados rum barrels – 10 months

BREWPUB ONLY

MARAVILLA

Barrel-Aged
Imperial Blonde Ale

Our million-dollar fighter! Maravilla is draped in extravagance, luxury, and abundance. An imperial blonde aged in a blend of Barbados Rum + Rye Whiskey barrels with the star-studded addition of Mexican, Papa New Guinea, Tahitian, and Madagascar vanilla. This corner of the ring has spared no expense for its 2021 Luchador debut.

12.5% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Mexican, Papa New Guinea, Tahitian, and Madagascar vanilla

BARREL: Barbados rum and Woody Creek rye whiskey barrels – 10 months

BREWPUB ONLY

ESCORPIóN

Barrel-Aged
Imperial Fruit Ale

Escorpión is a well-traveled Luchador. Showcasing prickly pear from the northern dessert of Mexico and Dragon Fruit from the southern tropical region. Crimson in color, aged in Cabernet red wine, and Barbados rum barrels. A fighter with plenty of sting but blooming with sweet fruit flavors.

11.5% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Dragon fruit and prickly pear

BARREL: Cabernet red wine and Barbados rum barrels – 10 months

BREWPUB ONLY

BARBAROSA

Barrel-Aged
Imperial Fruit Ale

Emerging from the fog is Barbarosa, a black and red raspberry ale that’s been forged by the darkness of Heaven Hill bourbon and Cabernet red wine barrels. A fighter who makes elusive appearances due to the scarcity of its ingredients. Get your hands on this one before it vanishes.

11.0% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Black and red raspberries

BARREL: Heaven Hill bourbon and Cabernet red wine barrels – 10 months

BREWPUB ONLY

Keep all lines open and flowing

As expressed by our crossroads logo, Keep all lines open and flowing is a mantra for making and serving good beer — a reflection of our commitment to sharing and exploring possibilities.

Cruz Blanca makes beers that open people up to new flavors, new ideas, and new experiences. From endlessly refreshing Mexican lagers and sunny IPAs that transport us to warmer places, to the less-travelled roads of barrel-aged and wild fermentation ales, there’s always a journey in the beer that keeps us curious about what’s next.

We’re all at the same long table, and there’s always room for one more. Let’s keep all lines open and flowing.

Keep all lines open and flowing is an expression inspired by our crossroads logo; it’s a mantra for making and serving good beer, as well as a reflection of our commitment to sharing and exploring possibilities.

Cruz Blanca makes beers that open people up to new flavors, new ideas, and new experiences. From endlessly refreshing Mexican lagers and sunny IPAs that transport us to warmer places, to the less-travelled roads of barrel-aged and wild fermentation ales, there’s always a journey in the beer that keeps us curious about what’s next.

We’re all at the same long table, and there’s always room for one more. Let’s keep all lines open and flowing.

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