Don´t miss the Craft Beer Conference today in San Felipe BC

Don´t miss the Craft Beer Conference today in San Felipe BC

Jul 5, 2017

Craft Beer Conference in San Felipe today. Congressmen Jorge Eugenio Núñez reported that today, at 5 p.m. a conference on Craft Beer will take place at the Pete’s Camp / Playa Paraíso facility in San Felipe BC, as part of an event organized by the Committee of Tourism and Conventions (Cotuco). He underlined that it will be an honor to be able to talk about this Baja California product, because its growth is reflecting at national level, as local craft beer brands have obtained outstanding prizes, and in addition, this product is consolidating in the taste of the regional market. The legislator mentioned that artisan beer and all the context around it are generating a culture of their own, not only because of its great flavor, but also because this relatively new industry is raising awareness about the importance of local consumption and the generation of an identity of its own. The event, which will also be attended by Hector Corella of Amante Brew Company, will be open to the public and will take place at the Petes Camp / Playa Paraíso facility in the port of San Felipe starting at 5:00 p.m....

Renowned Mexican ecologist says native crops hold key to food security

Renowned Mexican ecologist says native crops hold key to food security

Jun 29, 2017

TEPIC, Mexico — Mexico’s ancient civilizations cultivated crops such as maize, tomatoes and chilies for thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived — and now those native plants could hold the key to sustainable food production as climate change bites, a leading ecologist told Thomson Reuters Foundation. PHOTO: mexiconewsnetwork.com José Sarukhán Kermez, who helped set up Mexico’s pioneering National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), said that analyzing the genetic variability of traditional crops, and supporting the family farmers who grow most of the world’s food offered an alternative to industrial agriculture. “We don’t need to manipulate hugely the genetic characteristics of these (crops)… because that biodiversity is there – you have to just select and use it with the knowledge of the people who have been doing that for thousands of years,” said Sarukhán, CONABIO’s national coordinator, in a telephone interview. The emeritus professor and former rector of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) recently won the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, often referred to as a “Nobel for the Environment”. Making use of the knowledge held by indigenous groups is “absolutely essential”, Sarukhán told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. That requires working with a wide range of people, from local cooks to small-scale farmers, especially in states like Oaxaca and Chiapas in the south of Mexico where indigenous farmers have a strong traditional culture, he said. “They haven’t gone to university, and they don’t have a degree – but they damn well know how to do these things,” he said. For example, they discover and incorporate new knowledge as they exchange seeds with peers from different areas. Click here to read complete article. Source: Thomson Reuters...

Six Mexican drinks you must try this summer

Six Mexican drinks you must try this summer

May 15, 2017

It’s always fun to try new and different foods and drinks when you’re traveling, but sometimes you just don’t know what to order. Here are a few drinks you can try on a trip to Mexico, and some links to recipes in case you would like to make them at home because these are also the perfect drinks to liven up any Mexican fiesta, whether it’s Cinco de Mayo or Mexican Independence Day – or any other day of the year. 1.  Margarita For some people traditional margaritas, either on the rocks or blended, made with lime juice, tequila and triple sec (no prepared mixes, please!), are essential for any Mexico trip, but if you’re in the mood for something a bit different, there’s a wide variety of different fruit flavored margaritas you can try. Tamarind is a great option – the tangy flavor gives this margarita some punch, but some other favorites you can try include mango, passion fruit and pomegranate. Want to make your own margaritas at home? Here’s a recipe for delicious mango margaritas. 2.  Michelada You’ll no doubt try some Mexican beers – and do branch out beyond Corona and Sol – but if you want to mix it up even more, try a michelada, a beer-based cocktail, sometimes referred to as a “cerveza preparada,” a prepared beer. Michelada ingredients may vary depending on the region of Mexico, but they usually include lime juice, tomato juice or clamato, and hot sauce, served in a glass with a salted rim. If you don’t like hot sauce, you can try another variant which contains only lime juice, ice and a salted rim – it’s called either a “chelada” or a “suero” depending on the region. Make your own micheladas at home. 3.  Paloma Paloma is the Spanish word for dove. This is a popular tequila cocktail. It’s made with a Mexican grapefruit flavored soft drink such as Fresca or Squirt, tequila blanco, and ice, and served with a wedge of lime. If straight tequila is too strong for you, you’ll probably enjoy a refreshing paloma. Recipe for Paloma cocktail. 4.  Premium Tequila and Mezcal If you think you don’t like tequila or mezcal, it may be that you haven’t had the good...

Craft beer Coralillo becomes a new Company

Craft beer Coralillo becomes a new Company

Feb 23, 2017

  MEN OR CLOWNS By Rodrigo Soto Editorialist The Baja Post What’s happening in the beer world of Baja?  Well, there’s a new brewing company named after “Coralillo” Pale Ale in Mexicali. The success of this sparkling beer due to its body richness and well balanced flavors of chocolate and sweet caramel taste, made José Real and Melquiades Garcia take the risk and bet it all for the popularity of this beer in both sides of the border. Even with the problems of water shortage and the coming of a Monstrous transnational beer company that’s anxious to devour the water of famous Colorado River, Jose doesn’t worry about the flavor competition, but of the mismatch of opportunities that the government gives to big ones and the difficulty for the local crafts companies But WTF, both entrepreneurs bet that the Coralillo poison is the best accompaniment for any cabrería or Carnes asadas, Bon...

Explore the “Ruta del Vino” in Baja California

Explore the “Ruta del Vino” in Baja California

Jan 9, 2017

While Mexico is well known for its Tequilla there is a region of Baja California  now becoming known for its vineyards and consequently great wines. The increasingly famous Wine Route or “Ruta del Vino” as it is known is located in the Valle del Guadalupe on highway 3, between the cities of Tecate and Ensenada in Baja California and has recently been nicknamed the “Napa Valley of Mexico”. Not to be confused by the Antigua Ruta de Vino (Old Wine Route) south of Ensenada in the Valle Santo Tomas. Actually both of these areas have grown immensely in vineyards and production of wines in the last 10 years. The Ruta del Vino has over 50 wineries that supply up to 90% of the wine consumed in Mexico. While Mexicans don’t drink near as much wine as Americans, it is a fast growing market along with exportation as many of these wineries now producing wines similar in quality of those produced in Napa California. With its Mediterranean climate the Ruta del Vino has seen a great influx of wineries from world renowned like La Cetto, the largest of Mexico and Domeq the second largest in Mexico, to the small boutique wineries such as Monte Xanic and Encuentro Guadalupe that is a unique hotel as well. The Ruta del Vino is on highway 3 only 40 kilometers from Ensenada and 100km from Tijuana so it can be explored as a day trip from these areas or you may wish to stay in any variety of hotels or RV parks in the Guadalupe Valle area. There is also a secondary wine route (ruta del vino) located near the small town of San Antonio de las Minas and exits at the town of Francisco Zarco. This smaller additional wine route will take you by an additional 10 wineries, restaurants, hotels, B&B’s and museums along with many picturesque vineyards. You can see on the map that the Ruta del Vino has been divided into 4 different circuits, 2 of which make up the smaller route to the north west and one to the upper north east of highway 3. It may take days to see it all if you...

Baja Caifornia craft beers awarded in EXPO BEER 2016

Baja Caifornia craft beers awarded in EXPO BEER 2016

Nov 7, 2016

The craft beer production of Baja California has achieved a deserved honor, as a result of the promotion of Baja Californian gastronomy, done by the State Government headed by Kiko Vega Administration, thru the Department of Tourism. Two Baja Californian beers, URBANA from Mexicali and WENDLANDT from Ensenada, were awarded special prizes in EXPO CERVEZA Mexico 2016, according to Tourism Secretary, Óscar Escobedo Carignan, Baja is a world class reference when it comes to craft beer. Escobedo Carignan, said that the Tourism Department has been working very close to the gastronomical, enological and craft beer sectors, in order to foster the distribution and spread the news about the quality of the State’s craft beer. “We are very glad that our products are being placed among the most prestigious ones all over Mexico and the world, and besides getting to be known they are winning prizes and awards in and out of Mexico”, said Escobedo. During the Expo Cerveza Mexico, Baja California got 22 medals out of 95 possible ones in different prize categories of the event, where WENDLANDT was awarded “best beer of the event” and URBANA as the “best brewery in Mexico”, “it is the fifth year in a row that our State gets the same recognition”, said Escobedo. The event took place in Mexico City and lasted for three days with one hundred competitors nationwide, other Baja brands and breweries in the event were: ‘Border Psycho’, ‘Insurgente’ y ‘Silenus’ from Tijuana; as well as ‘Fauna’ and ‘Legion’ from...