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Mexican Lagers

We sampled the four best-selling imported Mexican lagers plain and cooked in drunken beans.

What We Learned

When a southwestern or Mexican-inspired recipe calls for beer, our instinct is to reach for a Mexican lager. While developing our Cook's Illustrated recipe for our Drunken Beans, we decided to give this category a closer look. We narrowed the lineup to the four best-selling imported Mexican lagers (priced from $7.69 to $9.69 for six 12-ounce bottles) and then sampled them plain (aft...