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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: Hallertau Mittelfruh
MALTS: Vienna, Carafoam
Available in stores

VAMOS

VIENNA-style lager

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: Hallertau Mittelfruh

MALTS: 2 Row, Vienna, Munich

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, Citra Cryo, Mosaic

MALTS: 2 Row, Golden Oats

Available in stores

LA FLORIDITA

Sparkling Rosé Ale

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: 2 Row, Raw White Wheat

ADJUNCTS: Passionfruit Juice, Hibiscus
available in stores

super rica

west coast ipa

Sky high flavor and hops in this delicious west coast IPA! A burst of nectarine and sticky pine put you on a sunny, coastal drive down highway 101. Medium hop bitterness and brilliant clarity.

6.9
% ABV
malts: 2 Row, Flaked Rice

HOPS: Chinook, Simcoe, Citra, Citra Cryo

available in bars + restaurants

3 KINGS

Christmas Punch Ale

Inspired by Ponche, Mexico’s holiday fruit punch, this festive delight is cheerfully brewed with hibiscus, guava, tangy tamarind, sweet red currant, dried orange peel, and a touch of cinnamon.

8.0
% ABV
MALTS: 2-Row Vienna, Malted Oats

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

AVAILABLE IN BARS + restaurants

La floridita

sparkling yuzu ale

Brewed with semi sweet pinot gris white grape juice and zesty yuzu. Lively, wonderfully fragrant, and refreshing.

5.0
% ABV
Malts: 2 Row, Raw Wheat
ADJUNCTS: Pinot Gris juice, yuzu juice
available in BARS + RESTAURANTS

rubia

Biére de garde

Inspired the original Cruz Blanca founded by Alsatian immigrant Emil Dercher in Mexico City (1869). A French style country ale brewed with 100% Sugar Creek malt and raw Illinois honey. Mid palate sweetness with a very dry finish.

6.7
% ABV
ADJUNCTS: Illinois honey
brewpub only

fade away

red corn lager

A true indigenous beer showcasing Mexico’s love for corn while brewed in the style of an American premium lager. Brewed with a huge amount of Bloody Butcher red corn from Sugar Creek Malt in Indiana. Truly one of a kind.

5.0
% ABV
Bloody Butcher red corn
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

Mélo

tropical lager

Fresh cut cantaloupe and cooling mint pair together to make the ultimate heat crushing tropical lager.

5.4
% ABV

ADJUNCTS: cantaloupe and fresh mint
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
no mas!

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
no mas!

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

no mas!

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
No mas!

REY CUVÉE VANILLA

Blended Barrel-aged IMPERIAL stout

The heavyweight returns, his physique is fortified with a blend of 2019 + 2020 + 2021 Rey Gordo, double barrel-aged in Jim Beam barrels. A foundation of vanilla from Uganda, Madagascar and Tahiti gives him depth of character, followed by an abundance of Mexican vanilla that steals the show. Expect flavors of dark chocolate, crème brûlée, fig jam, cherry cola, cigar tobacco, and rich leather. A stout loved by all with a new trick up his sleeve in 2022

13.0% ABV
BARREL: Jim Beam barrels – 12 months
BREWPUB ONLY

REY GORDO

Barrel-aged IMPERIAL stout

The king of kings enters the ring! Year after year Rey Gordo continues to remind us why his spot in the Luchador lineup is never questioned. This classic imperial stout was aged in Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels for 12 months, giving it a mid-pallet sweetness, a long roasty finish, bourbon warmth, and sharp elbows

13.0% ABV
BARREL: Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark barrels – 12 months
BREWPUB ONLY

BARBAROSA

Barrel-aged IMPERIAL FRUIT ALE

Out of the fog and into the ring, the 2021 gold medalist Barbarosa returns. This 2022 super fighter boosted its strength with the addition of Metric coffee. It spent the year in Michigan harvesting black and red raspberries at the peak of ripeness, then aging in freshly-emptied red wine barrels, and finished with Colossus coffee from Metric. A fighter with bold, round, and robust flavors. Get your hands on this year’s Barbarosa before it fades back into the mist. We know a winner when we see one!

12.7% ABV
BARREL: Red wine barrels – 12 months
BREWPUB ONLY

tarzan boy

Barrel-aged IMPERIAL stout

A returning fan favorite, Tarzan Boy is an imperial stout aged in Four Square Barbados rum barrels with fresh and dried banana, Mexican vanilla beans, piloncillo syrup, and Metric coffee. He his time training with coffee produced by Ernesto Perez on his estate in Veracruz. It is a carbonic, natural coffee with a soft character of spice, ripe strawberry, and earthy notes to create a wonderfully well-integrated, luxurious adventure.

13.0% ABV
BARREL: Four Square Barbados rum barrels – 12 months
BREWPUB ONLY

señor finito

Barrel-aged IMPERIAL stout

Señor Finito, the knockout! A rookie in this series, and the little brother of the legendary Señor Bandito and Señor Incognito. This imperial stout was aged in Sagamore rye whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, crushed mesquite beans, and spicy canella, resulting in a nostalgic combination of old fashion fudge, brownie batter, and warm Mexican hot chocolate. He brings the heat and always finishes the job.

12.7% ABV
BARREL:Sagamore rye whiskey barrels – 12 months
BREWPUB ONLY

La tormenta

Barrel-aged IMPERIAL fruit ale

A storm is brewing in the Caribbean isles, La Tormenta is here for its premiere! A strong pineapple ale base, aged gracefully in Caribbean rum-soaked oak for 12 months with crushed pineapple, pineapple juice, freeze-dried pineapple, spicy Mexican cinnamon, and a shipwreck of mysterious spices. Get her fast, she will be gone as quickly as she stormed in.

13.0% ABV
BARREL:Caribbean rum-soaked oak barrels – 12 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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Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taquería

Kick back at our award-winning brewpub in Chicago’s West Loop. Sample the latest Cruz brews from inspired, small-batch beers to innovative barrel-aged and wild fermentation ales. Feast on the best brewpub fare in Chicago featuring our smoke alley taquería. The Cruz Blanca fiesta is on and all are welcome.

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