Consider yourself lucky, Houston. We're one of 11 cities to receive Montejo, the first Mexican beer imported from Mexico. The golden lager is available at a variety of bars, restaurants and grocery stores in the Houston area, starting today, September 1.
Anheuser-Busch decided to launch the release of Montejo in the southwest region because of the heavy concentration of Hispanic consumers and because Mexican beers already account for approximately 60 percent of all imported beers into the United States.
"Our brewmasters have perfected the Montejo recipe using time-honored Mexican brewing traditions," Cesar Enrique Lopez Pineda, head brewmaster of Montejo, says. "The result is a bright, smooth and full-flavored lager with a crisp finish. It's an honor to make this regional favorite available to beer drinkers outside of Mexico for the first time."
Montejo is a smooth Mexican beer, with more than 100 years of history. If you enjoy Corona, you'll enjoy this brew. It's easy to drink, thanks to the carbonation. While it airs on the side of tasting more like water than a bitter, citrusy beer, it's still something you could enjoy at home after work, or at a sports bar.
You can purchase Montejo in 12 12-ounce cans or in a package of six 12-ounce bottles.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.