Finding craft beer in Mexico can be difficult. It’s not going to fall in your lap. Especially if you have young kids that want only to stay at the pool & drink their Virgin Piña Coladas. Thus was the case for the Beer Scout.
The craft scene in Mexico is slowly starting to evolve as more Mexicanos cross the border and try different styles of beer. But it’s a slow process to shed the idea of drinking a mass produced Vienna Lager in quantity and adopt the idea of trying new styles of beer and seeking out more flavorful styles.
Unfortunately, I was not able to carve any time out of my busy schedule of eating & swimming at the Barceló, so I adjusted my beverages of choice to the following:
•Don Pedro (Brandy) & 7-Up while at the swimming pool.
•Corona Light & Corona Extra from the mini bar.
•Pacifico Clara on our snorkeling excursion.
In case you’re wondering, pool time was split between playing Go Fish, Hearts, & our impromptu horse shoe game where we took turns throwing small, plastic diving rings at each other. We placed our hand together, as if praying, over our heads to make the targets and modified the horseshoe scoring:
1 point for hitting the fore arms
3 points for hitting the hands
5 points for getting the ring to stay on the hands.
Needless to say, we all enjoyed our trip. Food,
sunburns suntans, shopping, games, & musical/dance entertainment every night. I think I gained at least 10 lbs, but it was worth every ounce. And my consistent ordering of booze by the poolside earned me the nickname “Don Pedro” & my brother-in-law “Johnnie Walker” by the bartenders & waitresses. We even had bracelets made ->