Occidental Brewing releases Cerveza Clara, Mexican-style Lager

Portland-based Occidental Brewing is beginning to stray from producing only German-style beers with their new Cerveza Clara, Mexican-style Lager. Cerveza Clara is Occidental’s new specialty summer release, brewed for those 90-degree days.

Occidental says about this beer: Our take on this south-of-the-border beer style uses German Pilsner Malt with 6-row and flaked maize to provide an incredibly light body backed up by plenty of malt character. Brewed with a clean, crisp German lager yeast and finished gently with noble German hops it clocks in at 4.6% ABV, and 18 IBU.

Suggested pairings: Shrimp tacos, inflatable pools, summer vacation, a wedge of lime and salted rim.  

Cerveza Clara is now on tap at Occidental Brewing’s North Portland taproom in St. John’s and a handful of accounts around the Portland-area. If you are a retail account interested in pouring this, it is available through Maletis Beverage.

Occidental Brewing Co. was founded in 2011 by Ben and Dan Engler, focusing on largely traditional continental European beer styles. In addition to the original brewery and taproom in Portland, they also now operate a facility in Sparks, Nevada. 

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