The Dos Ave Pale Ale Almost Wins Best-of-Show in Copa Mexico 2017
[Leer en español] We are participating in a craft beer label competition, and we need your votes! It is very easy to participate. Just click here starting this Monday, July 31 until August 7.
In the first round, 64 labels participate in a direct elimination model, ie 1 vs. 1. The 64 brands are divided into 4 groups of 16 labels each (called water, malt, hops and yeast). We, the hopheads that we are, are in the Hops, or "Lúpulo" group.
The dates for participation in the first round for each group are as follows:
Malta: 17 - 24 July
Agua: July 24 - 31
Lúpulo: July 31 - August 7 (We are here!!!)
Levadura: August 7 - 14
Voting for the "Lúpulo" Group, our group, opens on Monday, July 31 at 12:00 P.M. and closes on Monday, August 7 at 11:59 A.M.
Francisco Kameko and Mark Taylor Celebrate their Craft Beverage Project in San Miguel de Allende - Club Queretaro, Reforma Newspaper Nov 11, 2016
Thank you very much to Alejandra Méndz and Jonathan Escamilla and everyone at Club Querétaro Magazine and the Reforma newspaper for this unsolicited article about our San Miguel de Allende, Mexico brewery.
(Español) William K. Stidham, recognized for his famous watercolor portraits, will have a grand opening at his new San Miguel de Allende gallery located on Aldama 31, on September second, from 6pm to 9pm. To celebrate the occasion, William will be sharing all five styles of our Dos Aves beer, the local favorite, while supplies last, with those who arrive early. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to try all of our beers while enjoying some great art!
(Español) This article was a bit unexpected, especially since it was written in Puebla, a state where we are just starting to sell Dos Aves beers. It is nice to see that our beer is being recognized outside of our core market area. Below is the article translated to English.
Cerveceria Dos Aves, The First Microbrewery in San Miguel de Allende
The Dos Aves Brewery is found in the heart of Mexico, in the best city of Latin America: San Miguel de Allende.
Francisco Kameko y Mark Taylor have been producing a variety of beers since 2012. The increasing popularity of craft beer in Mexico made this project possible.
The founders met at a homebewing class in Cabrillo College, near Santa Cruz, California. From there the idea to start a microbrewery arose, and the founders selected San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato to do it.
Since the start, The brewery and its brewers have won several awards and accolades. For example, (before opening the brewery) one of the brewers won a bronce medal at the Mexico Amateur Beer Competition 2012 with a Dunkelweizen. This same style also won a Gold Medal at the Beervana Amateur Beer Competition in Sonoma California.
Their Triple Belga (a Belgian Tripel) won Bronce at the 2014 Professional Beer Competition "Competencia Profesional Copa Cerveza México 2014;
In 2015, The Dos Aves Brewery won two gold medals for their American Pale and Russian Imperial Stout.
Meanwhile, in 2016, Dos Aves won two silver medals at the Summer Beer Fest Challenge Chihuahua 2016.
Some of their Creations:
Pale Ale: With an intense gold color, this beer has a hoppy aroma of fruits, flowers and citrus. Its flavor is of tropical and citrus fruits. This beer pairs well with a variety of plates including hamburgers, tacos and cheeses.
Triple Belga: This light golden Belgian Tripel has a slight haze, and a white foamy head. The fusion of its ingredients give it a slightly sweet flavor with a low bitterness. This beer can be paired with a variety of (white) meats.
Stout Seca: This (seasonal) dark ale has dark-roasted malt and caramel flavors. This dry stout can be paired with all kinds of meat and fish as well as desserts.
IPA Imperial: This beer has the highest amount of alcohol by volume. It has a light golden color with an intense bitterness and hoppy aroma. This beer is crisp and refreshing and can be paired with meat, chicken and cheese.
To see the original article in Spanish, clic here.
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Revistatravesias.com recently published an article about Cervecería Dos Aves. We really like their description of us as an "indie brewery"! Below is an image of the article. To read it in Spanish, click on the image.
A couple of weeks after this article was publishes, we found out that two of our seasonal releases, a Gueuze and "¡Diablos!", our super popular Belgian Golden Strong Ale that we released to commemorate our third anniversary as a brewery, won silver medals at the 2016 Summer Beer Fest Challenge in Chihuahua.
Below is the full article translated to English.
Dos Aves: The Indie Brewery of San Miguel de Allende
We visited the Premium Microbrewery of San Miguel de Allende and tried their finest selection of beers.
The Mexican central region of el Bajío is not only producing wine and cars; small local breweries are starting to emerge here also, offering excellent beer. One of these is Cervecería Dos Aves, which was founded in 2012 and was the first craft brewery in San Miguel de Allende.
You can find its alchemic center just 10 minutes away from downtown on the way to Celaya. You can immediately feel that homebrewing atmosphere, but the brewery has mastered its production method to obtain a capacity of 800 gallons, or 26BBL, monthly of five different beer styles (plus one seasonal).
Its founders, Francisco Kameko and Mark Taylor, met when Francisco took home brewing classes from Mark at Cabrillo College, in Santa Cruz, California, about nine years ago. One afternoon, a pair of crows were poised on a tree and kept them company during the brew session, and hence their name (Dos Aves means Two Birds in Spanish). Their passion for brewing eventually brought them to San Miguel de Allende to undertake what they call their “indie brewery”.
The craft beer boom, primarily in the United States, has forced many large companies to absorb the smaller ones. Remaining independent allows them to create a real craft beer with top of the line ingredients. “We make beer that we like to drink, we enjoy making it and we do it well” says Francisco, who, along with being a brewer, acts as marketing and finance director.
Mark, the brewmaster and main alchemist, comments, the hops “are imported from Oregon”, while the American and European grain is obtained through a Chihuahua importer. Mark and Francisco are members of the American Home Brewers Association and consider that “there is a beer style for everyone”.
Their menu, although brief, offers a range of styles that amateur and expert beer aficionados love.
IPA Imperial. This Double India Pale Ale is “made West Coast style” Mark comments. That is, more bitter and light. It is “very popular among women”, contrary to popular belief in Mexico.
Pale Ale. This American Pale Ale is also made West Coast style. It is bitter and delicious and received the gold medal at the 2015 Professional Beer Competition “Competencia Profesional Copa Cerveza México 2015”.
Imperial Stout. This beer is a Russian Imperial Stout and is intense and robust with 9 percent alcohol by volume. It has great balance. The Imperial Stout won the gold at the 2015 Professional Beer Competition “Competencia Profesional Copa Cerveza México 2015”. It is the house’s favorite.
Belgium Tripel. This Tripel Ale received a bronze at the 2014 Professional Beer Competition “Competencia Profesional Cerveza México 2014. Spicy and complex.
Session. 3.5. This beer, English Mild style, a subcategory of English Brown, with 3.5% of alcohol per volume, has caramel and a toasted nut flavor. “Its low level of alcohol allows you to drink it at a friend’s gathering, Francisco suggests.
We had the exclusive opportunity to try a beer that is not for sale yet. The style is “gueuze”, popular in Belgium. It took a year to mature and according to Dos Aves, has a “very funky” flavor… with an after taste of psychedelic “pulque” (A Mexican beverage made from fermented maguey (agave)). When it comes to making beer, like Mark says you have to add “the spark” that will set it apart from the rest.
(Leer en español) You asked for it, and we listened. Our award-winning Stout Imperial will no longer be limited to the winter months, as we have decided to add it to our year-round lineup! Effectively immediately, you can ask for your Dos Aves Stout Imperial wherever Dos Aves beers are sold (subject to availability)!
Our Dos Aves Stout Imperial won a gold medal in the latest international beer competition, Cerveza Mexico 2015, as the best Russian Imperial Stout. This means that right now, the Dos Aves Stout Imperial is recognized as not only one of the best beers in San Miguel de Allende, but as one of the best beers in Mexico.
Our version of the classic Russian Imperial Stout is rich and complex with notes of bitter chocolate and coffee imparted by the use of a combination of dark roasted malted barley. The medium-high Chinook hops bitterness balances the sweet perception of chocolate. In the glass, the Dos Aves Stout Imperial appears jet black with a gorgeous well-formed mocha-colored head. We are very proud of our full-bodied, velvety, luscious, big, dark ale.
The brewers at Cervecería Dos Aves.