Posted by Bob Skilnik on September 1, 2008
“GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A new beer named after the ‘‘patron saint’’ of drug traffickers is brewing up controversy in Mexico, where the government is locked in a bloody battle against drug gangs.
Malverde Beer is named after Jesus Malverde, a Robin Hood-style figure who is revered by drug smugglers in the western Mexico state of Sinaloa. It debuted in April and has been spreading to bars around western Mexico. Minerva Brewery plans to sell it in the United States, too.”