News Taco Bell releases its own Mexican-style beer

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Zorro, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,267) Dec 25, 2003 California

    (FOX NEWS) - The Cal-Mexican fast food chain has announced in a press release the roll out of its very own beer – the Beach Bell. The brew will be a Mexican-style amber lager that was created in conjunction with Four Sons Brewing, a craft brewer located in Huntington Beach, CA.

    http://www.fox5ny.com/news/taco-bell-releases-its-own-mexican-style-beer

    No not a joke.
     
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  2. DISKORD

    DISKORD Aspirant (204) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    Sounds like Dos Equis Amber.
     
  3. reowin

    reowin Initiate (24) Nov 24, 2017 Tennessee

    i heard this on the radio station i was listening to like a few weeks back i think
     
  4. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,267) Dec 25, 2003 California

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  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,126) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Interesting but not something I would take a jumping leap towards even if every TB started serving it. Taco Bell is on the bottom 5 list of restaurants I've ever had the displeasure of visiting.
     
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  6. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Crusader (742) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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    I like Dos Equis Amber. Better than their food.
     
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  7. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    I might give it a shot if I can find a single bottle or can.
     
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  8. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,973) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Me, too. Stay thirsty, my friends!
     
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  9. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,087) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Are they going to sell it from Taco Bell? Wouldn't mind getting one if it was cheap. Also bring back the naked chicken chalupa for God's sake
     
  10. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,326) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Sounds like it's a draught-only product sold at just one location:
     
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  11. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (9,927) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania

    Phhhhtt! That's nonsense then, that's not news. There are plenty of bars across the country, even chains with several locations, that have their own beers contract brewed. Sometimes it's a reworking or rebranding of something the brewery already makes and sometimes it's an actual new beer. Regardless, if Beach Bell (stupid name in my opinion) is only available at one location who cares?
     
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  12. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,451) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Fake news.
     
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  13. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (158) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    I pray for these people's colons :poop:
     
  14. dlcarst

    dlcarst Initiate (87) Aug 21, 2015 Illinois

    Taco Bell is the PBR of restaurants. Sure you'd rather have something actually good, but as far as the cheap stuff goes it's better than most.
     
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  15. MrUse

    MrUse Aspirant (267) Jun 20, 2015 Minnesota

    The last time I asked my wife to pick up some Taco Bell, she told me the employees had an argument and were fighting in front of her. And the food is terrible. How can the beer be good?
     
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  16. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,596) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I heard they're positioning to sell beer on site, I'm guessing the drive thru will have to go though for that. I read that somewhere, but I can't recall the source.
     
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  17. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,040) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    In the future, all restaurants will be Taco Bell (per Demolition Man) :wink:
     
  18. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Defender (642) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    Great movie......
     
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  19. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,553) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Late night, drunk visits Taco Bell just got even better. Or worse.
     
  20. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,553) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Stable Craft is making something that would be at home being served in a Taco Bell, or at least, that was my first thought upon seeing this post.
     
  21. BaseballNBeer

    BaseballNBeer Initiate (98) Apr 22, 2015 Michigan
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    The Taco Bell Cantina is a new concept for them. They're supposed to be opening one in SE Michigan soon. It's a full service sit down restaurant with a full bar apparently. Makes some sense to private label a beer for it.
     
  22. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,255) Jun 4, 2012 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

    Copious amounts of beer followed by mass consumption of taco bell and a case of next day hazmat level shits is as American as apple pie
     
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  23. BeerandLoathing

    BeerandLoathing Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Oregon

    Jesus this is such a bad idea. I weep for the employees who now have to deal with drunk people getting drunker.
     
  24. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,596) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I happen to like Taco Bell better than most Mexican Restaurants, go figure. Don't care if it's authentic or not, actually it's as authentic as most Italian resturauants but I like it, Americanized Italian restaurants not so much.
     
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  25. BeerandLoathing

    BeerandLoathing Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Oregon

    Can Taco Bell truly be described as a "restaurant"? I mean it technically fits the legal definition of a place where meals are prepared, but given that the beef being used is near prison-grade levels, I can't say it rises above the classification of Fast Food. Mexican Restaurants on the other hand at least cook their food relatively fresh?
     
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  26. rronin

    rronin Initiate (177) Jul 4, 2005 Washington

    The basic bean burrito is pretty good. Cheap, tasty and goes good with a cerveza!
     
  27. ypsifly

    ypsifly Meyvn (1,025) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    Ethnically inspired hog trough.
     
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  28. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Disciple (392) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    I fuckn love Taco Bell. Its far superior to pretty much any other, nationwide fast food restaurant.


    T-Bell haters: have you tried their breakfast?!? Spoiler alert- it’s incredible... lunch/dinner is pretty damn good, but they breakfast is the best in the game.
     
  29. nick_perry

    nick_perry Disciple (339) Mar 11, 2017 North Carolina

    Their meat is the lowest grade allowable for human consumption. It can't legally be called beef. That doesn't bode well for a beer they have their hands in.
     
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  30. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,596) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It's fast food I guess, but I still like it better than most local Mexican resturauants. The exception was a little place we hit in San Antonio, I had the enchiladas verda that was mind blowingly good, unfortunately the local stuff isn't.
     
  31. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (174) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    Taco bell is convenient. That's about it. Those of you saying it's amazing must not ever cook lol. It's pretty easy to surpass even with basic cooking knowledge.
     
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  32. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (424) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    I cook all the damn time and we hardly ever eat out. But I do love me some Taco Bell...!

    Sure, it's "easy to surpass" at home... But just because you can doesn't mean you always want to (get ingredients, prep, cook, etc...). Sometimes when I went a few beefy nacho or chipotle grillers, I just go buy some and tear them up with epic amounts of their sauce.
     
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  33. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,317) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I have not seen this around, is it still being sold?
     
  34. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,326) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

     
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  35. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,317) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Ah, thank you. I was curious if it spread and was being sold in more locations. I actually wanted to try it lol, just to see what it was all about.
    Cheers
     
  36. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,640) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Well, it could be worse (for those who dislike 'evil' AB). Taco Bell could have asked the Specialty Brewing Group of Anheuser-Busch to brew the beer for them like Bahama Breeze did with Aruba Red.

    "ARUBA RED

    Description

    Brewed exclusively for Bahama Breeze Caribbean style restaurant chain by the Specialty Brewing Group of Anheuser-Busch."

    http://www.doubleeagledist.com/products/details/aruba-red

    Cheers!
     
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  37. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,317) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    A beer of legend.....
    Cheers
     
  38. Jlabs

    Jlabs Champion (829) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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    I wonder if the beer will make me run to the bathroom as fast as the food does:grimacing:
     
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  39. Latverian43

    Latverian43 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2018 Kentucky

    I can't argue against this. Dos equis is not a bad beer.