Brewer: Grupo Modelo (AB Inbev)
Style: Vienna Lager
While most of Mexico's long-brewed lagers have roots with 19th and early 20th century German immigrants, Negra Modelo was launched by Austrians. The Vienna lager, though grouped with German styles, is indeed an Austrian creation, and the amber lager is lighter than an Oktoberfest, but features more toasted barley flavor than a pilsner. Negra Modelo, while not the world's best example, stays true to the style's malty character and makes a fine barbeque or beach beer.