Mexican Lager

pFriem loves Mexican Lagers, so we brewed our own! Our light and crisp reinvention is brewed with malted barley and flaked maize, and aromas of orange blossom and a faraway Mexican beach. Like the lagers that inspired us, pFriem’s Mexican Lager will leave you wanting another, and another…

ABV 4.4%

IBU 17


Light Corn, Orange Blossom, Mexican Beach…add squeeze of lime and table salt


Summer Seasonal



Gambrinus Pilsner, Flaked Maize, Carafoam, Acidulated


Perle, Czech Saaz, Tettnang




Flaked Maize


In Mexico at the end of the 19th century, German expats began commercially brewing the Vienna-style lagers they were used to, which have now loosely become the Mexican lagers we see exported to U.S. shelves. It’s too easy to say, though, that contemporary American-made, Mexican-style lagers are Vienna lagers. No, brewers are interpreting this cultural inspiration in different ways.

As the name implies, pFriem Mexican Lager was inspired by the light, crisp, refreshing beers of Mexico. We began with a malt bill consisting of 20% flaked Maize, and built upon it with malted Barley, creating the ideal background for our delicate hop addition. The beer is fermented to dryness leaving the finish memorably snappy. We love Mexican lagers, but felt many examples left something for the longing. We hope you can find that something in our version of this storied style. Salud!

Tasting Notes

White foam on top of a bright light blonde body, enhanced by a wedge of lime. Aromas of light corn, orange blossom, and a hint of Mexican beach. Clean flavors of balanced malt enlightened by savory notes from the Jacobson Sea Salt. Lifts off the tongue nicely with a finish that desires more.

Food Pairings

Just about anything in the Mexican cuisine. Great with delicate fish- Mahi Mahi, Tilapia, Cod, Tuna, and Red Snapper. Great with shellfish- clams, crab, and scallops.  Excellent with Sushi. Light pasta dishes work well with oil-based or creamed sauces.


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