The U.S. Gets Its First Latino-owned Microbrewery

Latin American countries are known for many things. Their beers are not necessarily one of those things (often with good reason). That said, a Costa Rican and a Mexican immigrant have opened the first Latino-run microbrewery, named 5 Rabbit, in Chicago. According to the report,

The fruity and spicy 5 Rabbit variety is intended as an ideal complement for stuffed chiles, Veracruz red snapper, fried fish, grilled chicken and pizza, while the 5 Lizard, a wheat beer made with a hint of lime and Colombian passion fruit, goes perfectly with ceviche, grilled shrimp, green tamales and crab cakes.”
An amber-colored ale known as the 5 Vulture has a pinch of toasted sugar and roasted ancho chile and is best suited for dishes such as mole, grilled beef and hamburgers.

Given that the AHA is in Chicago this year, this seems like perfect timing for historians and Latin Americanists who both like good beers and who seek to support Latino businesses.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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