Beer is more than just a drink. It’s the good company you share it with, the vibes, and community it creates. All of these things embody the experience that is Mexican Honey Light. This bright and clean cerveza is brewed with orange blossom honey straight from orange groves south of the border, Amarillo hops, and a twist of citrus. This sessionable spin on an Indeed classic is a versatile and refreshingly crushable addition to our hive.
The inspiration for this chilled out lager stemmed from our Head Brewer, Josh Bischoff’s, love of Mexican Honey Imperial Lager and desire to crush more in one sitting, “The goal of Mexican Honey Light was to be true to the unique flavor profile of Mexican Honey as well as adding some character of its own,” he explains. “We ended up accentuating the citrus character of the orange blossom honey by adjusting the malt bill to lower the pH as well as adding a touch of lime and orange peel to the brewing process.” Personally, Josh is excited to crush a few of these in one sitting; something that isn’t quite as easily done with the imperial lager.
Mexican Honey Light begins as a light lager coming in at 5.2%, a significant diversion from Mexican Honey which comes in at a dangerously smooth 8%. Just 10 IBUs, this golden yellow companion leaves you wanting more with floral and honeycomb notes backed by a balanced malt bill and a subtle but bright hop character.
“We have always been surprised and delighted by the success of Mexican Honey, so we thought people might enjoy a different take on what has become a bit of a local legend,” Co-Founder Tom Whisenand says. “Making a stronger version of Mexican Honey didn't seem responsible, so we challenged ourselves to make a ‘light’ version and the result is Mexican Honey Light. I'll see you poolside this summer.”
This one effortlessly slides into our year-round lineup with another show stopping and intricate can design from Chuck U. Find it in 6-packs and on draft throughout all of our markets in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin beginning March 4th. Kick back and enjoy a lighter kind of buzz.
Try it out on Thursday, February 21st, at our Mexican Honey Flight Night before its big launch! Join us in the taproom for four pours including Mexican Honey, Mexican Honey Light, Mexican Cousin, an Brandy Barrel-Aged Mexican Honey.