Munich Dunkel Lager Modelo Negra is a Munich Dunkel Lager (in other words, a dark lager) with notes of caramel, malt, nuts, and a tastefully balanced hoppy bitterness. Modelo is a pale lager that’s light, crisp, and refreshing. If you’re looking for an accessible gateway into darker beers, the Negra is a great choice.
- 0.1 What style of beer is Negra Modelo?
- 0.2 What beer style is Mexican lager?
- 1 Is a IPA a lager?
- 2 What does Modelo Negra taste good with?
- 3 Why is Modelo so popular in Chicago?
- 4 What defines Negra Modelo?
- 5 What is pilsner style lager?
What style of beer is Negra Modelo?
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Account Grupo Modelo (Corona) Be the first to review this product As low as $4.99 In stock SKU 23340 Check x Registered Customers If you have an account, sign in with your email address. Email Password Forgot Your Password? Qty Negra Modelo is a Vienna lager-style beer (though the brewery classifies it as a Munich dunkel) first brewed in Mexico by Austrian immigrants, and was introduced as a draft beer in 1926.
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|Food Pairing||This Vienna Lager is best paired with German and Latin American cuisine or pork.|
|Tasting Notes||Negra Modelo 24oz Can from Grupo Modelo (Corona) is an Vienna style beer, medium in color, is slightly hoppy and has an ABV of 4.5%|
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Is Modelo Negra a stout beer?
Modelo Negra is a Munich Dunkel Lager (in other words, a dark lager) with notes of caramel, malt, nuts, and a tastefully balanced hoppy bitterness. Modelo is a pale lager that’s light, crisp, and refreshing.
What beer style is Mexican lager?
Mexican Lager Overview – What is Mexican Lager? – To summarize, Mexican Lager can mean a lot of things but often describes a Pale Lager with Flaked Maize we reference as a Clara or an Amber Lager with Flaked Maize that is a Vienna-Style or Vienna Lager variant.
We at Silver Bluff had the goal of bringing a high-quality Mexican Lager experience without flaked maize and we’re happy that we were able to do that with our flagship brew. Being awarded the 2020 US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal for International-Style Pilsner was a cherry on top of that goal.
But, that isn’t all that is being brewed in Mexico or in the US and labeled Mexican-style. Pale, Clara Lagers are being brewed with salt, lime, lime juice, and other ingredients to cater to the US audience’s tradition of putting limes in Corona Extra.
- Among them, Stone’s Buenaveza is one worth checking out.
- Big note on this, though.
- Americans created this.
- Americans were the people who first put limes in their Mexican beer.
- Some think it started when beer in clear bottles got hit by light strike and others think it was a beach bartender’s habit gone wrong.
Here’s a fun rant about this ubiquitous custom. Silver Bluff’s sentiment? Save the fruit for the salad, but, it is your beer when it is in your hands and always use a fresh lime wedge! We’ve seen some ugly, rotten fruit go in beautiful beers in our day.
Is a IPA a lager?
IPAs are often highly hopped (more than40 IBU and commonly over 60 IBU), whereas lagers are generally far more subtly hopped (around 20-40 IBU). IBUs are international bittering units, a standardised way of quantifying bitterness in beers.
Why is it called Modelo Negra?
Has Modelo Negra Always Been A Munich Dunkel? – This beer was introduced in 1925, the same year Modelo Especial hit the market. Although Modelo Negra’s first brewing location was Tacuba, Mexico, it was brewed by Austrian immigrants. Then, the beer was brewed as a Munich Dunkel, which is more or less a Vienna-style lager.
- Despite the beer making waves in Mexico for years, it was not until the 1980s that it entered the American market.
- Many view it as a suitable alternative to the light beer offerings in the country.
- Modelo Negra is one of the few Munich Dunkel beers available today, as Oktoberfest replaced most of the other beers of this style.
The naming has also not changed, with Modelo meaning model and Negra meaning dark. In Mexico, many refer to the beer as Cerveza Modelo Negra, with Cerveza translating to beer.
What does Modelo Negra taste good with?
A representative for Negra Modelo Beer contacted me and asked if I would like a free blogger kit that I could use to throw a party for my friends that featured Negra Modelo food pairings. These pairings would support Negra Modelo’s “Perfect Complement” campaign (#theperfectcomplement).
- Set of 4 pre-mixed spice blends from the Spice House;
- Bunch of cinnamon sticks;
- Bunch of bay leaves;
- Cheese cutting board;
- Small pin;
- Set of two Negra Modelo beer glasses; and
- A generous gift card to throw the party.
My friends and I had a great time coming up with food pairings that would work well with one of the last remaining Vienna Style Lagers. Negra Modelo’s darkly sweet profile with hints of chocolate and fruit pair tend to pair very well with savory or spicy foods to provide a balance to the meal.
- Shredded Beef Slow Simmered in Beer ;
- Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wing Sauce ; and
- Beer Brownies,
Full Disclosure: Please keep in mind that all opinions in this post are my own and that no person/company purchased my opinion by sending me any products. I always reserve the right to speak freely about products I review. Lastly, I do turn down products that I do not feel I can review well or that I would prefer not to blog about in order to provide readers with mostly positive opinions about products I enjoy. Shredded Beef Slow Simmered in Negra Modelo (requires slow cooker) This recipe is a modified version of my Shredded Beef Recipe, I doubled the amount of meat, halved the spices to showcase the beer, and added a little bit of extra liquid in the form of beer.
- I thought this recipe came out even better than my original version of the shredded beef.
- The beer paired perfectly with the spices and rounded out the flavors.
- Due to the malt and hops, the beer bridged the gap between the meat and corn tortillas we used for the meal.
- It also went extremely well over steamed white rice with some added cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
- 4 pounds of boneless beef chuck (310 cal per 4 oz. or 2480 calories total)
- 1/2 cup (8 oz.) of Negra Modelo Beer (85 calories)
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (about 90 calories)
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoons paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground corriander
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 whole bay leaves
- Combine all of the spices (excluding the bay leaves) into a small bowl and mix them together.
- Lay down a long sheet of plastic wrap on a clean counter and then place the pieces of beef chuck onto the plastic. Make sure to remove any twine that may be holding the beef together.
- Liberally apply the dry rub seasoning to all areas of the meat until alll the meat is pretty much covered.
- Wrap up the meat in the plastic wrap really well and place in the fridge to marinate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- When ready, take the meat out of the plastic wrap and place it in the slow cooker.
- Pour in the beer around the sides of the meat and toss in the two bay leaves.
- Set the slow cooker to low heat and cook for 8 or 9 hours. Periodically check in if you want to see this glorious slow process unfold.
- When the meat is ready, remove the bay leaves before using two forks to lightly and easily shred all of the beef right into the juices. Serve immediately for tacos, nachos, or just simply over rice! The leftovers also reheat extremely well.
Sweet and Spicy Negra Modelo Chicken Wing Sauce This recipe is the brainchild of my friend, Dirty. It started when I suggested that we buy some wings for the party and fry them up as an appetizer. His eyes lit up as he started saying, “You know what we could do with the Negra is” and I finished his thought with, “make a wing sauce!” He immediately started rummaging through my fridge and pantry pulling out random ingredients as well as asking me if I had certain items.
- With a list of sweet and savory ingredients before him, Dirty revealed his concept for a sweet and spicy sauce.
- This differed from my idea to make a more barbecue style sauce that capitalized on the Negra Modelo’s choclate-y notes.
- I liked my friend’s completely original concept though and I let him loose in the kitchen.
The following wing sauce recipe is what he masterfully concocted. Ingredients:
- 12 oz. (one bottle) Negra Modelo beer (170 calories)
- 2 tablespoons whole gran mustard (60 calories)
- 2 tablespoons fig jam / spread (120 calories)
- 1 tablespoon honey (60 calories)
- 1/8 teaspoon (a pinch) of Aleppo pepper
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon “Back of the Yards” spice blend (telicherry pepper, garlic, salt, sugar, shallots, bell pepper, and parsley).
- In a sauce pot, bring 12 oz. (one bottle) of Negra Modelo beer to a simmer. Be careful because the beer tends to froth and you may need to beat down the bubbles with a spoon. It helps to lay a wooden spoon across the top of the pot to preemptively keep the frothing in check.
- Once the beer is simmering, add in the rest of the ingredients one at a time by stirring often and making sure they dissolve well.
- Keep the sauce simmering on medium to low heat while stirring every 5 minutes or so until the sauce thickens up to the desired consistency. Keep in mind that the sauce will thicken a bit when it cools, so get the thickness close, but not quite to where you want it to end up when you take it off the heat.
- The consistency we went for was thick enough to coat a chicken wing, but still thin enough to drizzle easily with a spoon.
- When the sauce is ready, remove it from the heat, let it cool, and then place it into a small condiment container.
- Drizzle over wings or dip them right into it for a wonderfully sweet, spicy, and malty sauce that complements the wings perfectly.
Beer Brownies This recipe is crazy simple, but came out so ridiculously well that it needed sharing. We took a box of brownie mix and replaced the water in the recipe with beer. That’s it. Basically, find your favorite boxed brownie mix, grab a Negra Modelo, and make brownies according to the directions on the box, but replace the water with beer.
Why isn t it Negra Modelo?
Modelo is the brand name of the beer. Negra is the color (more or less) of the beer. Negra does not modify Modelo but ‘cerveza,’ which you do not see on the label but is the reason for the feminine ending of the adjective.
Is Modelo Negra a strong beer?
Notes: Negra Modelo, better known as “the cream of the beer”, is a Munich-type beer with 5.3º of alcohol that offers a balanced flavor and a delicate aroma of dark malt, caramel and hops. Today it occupies the first place in sales among dark beers in Mexico.
- This beer is accompanied by a bright deep amber color, which is adorned with abundant, white and compact foam.
- Negra Modelo was introduced in Mexico in 1925 as the dark beer called Modelo, to begin its great tradition.
- In 2014 it changed its image to a more sophisticated bottle but with the same content.
Ingredients – Water, barley malt, non-malted cereals, hops Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options. Negra Modelo from Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 3841 ratings
Why is Modelo so popular in Chicago?
After years as a stronghold for Miller Lite, Chicago has become increasingly thirsty for a feisty challenger: Modelo Especial, which this year marked a major local milestone when it surpassed Miller Lite in dollar sales. The Mexican lager, owned in the U.S. Modelo Especial. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune) And Modelo Especial, which is priced higher, is the top beer in Chicago in terms of dollar sales, which is considered by some industry experts to be a better indicator of a brand’s success because it shows where people are willing to spend their money.
Modelo Especial’s sales in Chicago were $70.5 million over the 52 weeks that ended Aug.11, besting Miller Lite’s $67.6 million and Bud Light’s $41.28 million, according to data from market research company IRI and provided by Constellation. That’s a leap from 2016, when Modelo Especial’s annual revenues in Chicago trailed those of Miller Lite by more than $20 million.
Modelo’s sales have been particularly strong over the past couple of years, when the brand broadened its target beyond its core Hispanic customer base and started marketing, in English, to a general audience. “We are not just a Hispanic brand anymore,” said Greg Gallagher, head of brand marketing for Casa Modelo at Constellation, whose beer business is based in Chicago.
- We still have a ton of loyalty and we stay very true to our Hispanic origins and our core, but we are seeing that crossover happen into the general market,
- And that is what is going to propel us into the future.” Grant Foreman, 27, is the type of customer Modelo is attracting more often.
- Foreman, who is not of Hispanic descent, isn’t loyal to one brand.
He drinks Corona, Lagunitas, and Revolution, but has started drinking Modelo Especial over the last couple of years as he aimed for better quality beer post-college and “just learned about it more.” “At some point it got mentally moved into the same category as Corona,” said Foreman, of Logan Square.
- Chicago is the fifth market where Modelo Especial is No.1 in dollar sales, after Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and, as of this year, Las Vegas.
- Gallagher, who monitored the sales growth on a 52-week rolling basis to ensure it wasn’t a fluke, says it hit the milestone in the Chicago market — which includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry, Lake counties plus Lake and Porter counties in Indiana — in June.
Modelo has long been dominant in California, but the beer’s rise in Chicago signals its ability to sell well in markets outside of the West, Gallagher said. The brand is No.2 in dollar sales and gaining in Austin, Houston, Dallas and Raleigh, N.C. To be sure, despite Modelo’s growth, it still sells fewer cases of beer in the Chicago area than Miller Lite and Bud Light.
- Miller Lite sold 4.2 million cases last year compared with 2.5 million cases by Bud Light and 2.2 million for Modelo Especial.
- Miller Lite is Chicago’s favorite beer, hands down,” Chicago-based MillerCoors spokesman Marty Maloney said in a statement.
- Miller Lite, long the leader in Chicago, is No.3 nationally by volume, behind juggernaut Bud Light and Coors Light, and has been “growing segment share the last 19 consecutive quarters and gaining share of industry this year,” Maloney said.
But sales of Modelo cases grew 70% between 2014 and 2018. Miller Lite’s case sales fell 9% during the same period. Modelo’s trajectory, if it continues, suggests it could be a threat to the top players. So far this year in Chicago, Modelo Especial has surpassed Bud Light in retail volume sales, according to IRI data provided by Constellation.
It is the fastest-growing draft beer brand at Chicago bars, the company said, citing Nielsen. Nationally, Modelo Especial’s volume sales grew 13.6% last year while Miller Lite’s dropped 3.8%, and year to date, their dollar sales are neck and neck, said Benji Steinman, president and editor of Beer Marketer’s Insights, an industry publication.
“It has become a power brand,” Steinman said. “It has reached a level where it has considerable momentum behind it and that feeds on itself to some extent.” Dollar sales matter more than volume because “that’s what you take to the bank,” he said. Tim Diede, left, and Jim Fox, of Chicago Beverage, deliver and stack dozens of cases of Modelo Especial inside Grand & Western Liquors, on Aug.30, 2019. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune) Founded in Tacuba, Mex., in 1925, by a group of Spaniards who wanted to brew a “model” European-style lager, hence the name, Modelo Especial has been available in the U.S.
Since the 1980s. A pilsner-style lager, it is is benefitting from a trend among beer drinkers to trade up for pricier brews, such as imports and crafts, which is also behind the strong growth of Michelob Ultra. Growth in higher-end beers like Modelo is keeping the overall industry from decline. At some retailers, Modelo sells for roughly $27 for a case of 24 cans, double the price of domestic light beers.
Chicago’s growing Hispanic population, which constitutes about a third of the city’s residents, is also a factor driving Modelo’s rise. About 70% of Modelo Especial sales nationally are to Latinos, who represent just over half of the brand’s customer base, Gallagher said.
- Historically, its core drinkers were first-generation Latino immigrants or those closely tied to their countries of origin, but the brand is growing fastest now among bicultural households and Hispanic households that have assimilated into American society.
- As we have started to invest in English-language communication, we are now reaching some of the consumers with our messaging who we weren’t reaching before,” he said.
Those ads are reaching non-Hispanics as well. Since launching English-language ads in 2016, Modelo Especial has seen its awareness among non-Hispanic households rise by 50 percent. Gallagher attributes Modelo’s broadening appeal to the emotional connection people make with the brand, whose “brewed with a fighting spirit” marketing campaign includes the tag line: “It doesn’t matter where you came from, it matters what you’re made of.” Gallagher said the line rings particularly relevant at a time immigrants feel under attack, but the message is “a universal insight, that’s something anybody from any walk of life can relate to.” Its ads feature real people: a smoke jumper who parachutes out of airplanes to battle forest fighters and the first Mexican-American female fighter pilot.
The company initially focused on people of Hispanic descent but has recently broadened its scope to include the likes of Melissa Stockwell, a Chicago-based Army veteran who lost a leg in Iraq and later became a competitive triathlete in the Paralympics. “It’s something our brand has stood for over time and so consumers make that more emotional connection, because we represent something that’s meaningful to their own lives,” Gallagher said.
Modelo also recently became an official sponsor of the White Sox, boosting its exposure to a general audience. The spreading popularity of Modelo Especial is evident at Tony’s Fresh Market, where the brand has been growing for several years and has overtaken Corona as the No.1 seller, said Vince Gambino, vice president of sales and marketing at the 15-store grocery chain.
- Miller Lite is No.3 at the chain.
- Though much of the growth has been at its stores in mostly Hispanic communities —the Berwyn store sells the most Modelo — Gambino said he is seeing similar increases in other stores as well, such as in Niles, Plainfield, Countryside and Bridgeview.
- The chain has given Modelo more prominent placement and shelf space as a result.
“Recently it has gone to the mainstream,” said Gambino, who attributes the shift to growing interest in ethnic food and drink generally. “A lot of people are looking for something different to drink.” Shopping the beer aisle at Tony’s Fresh Market in Logan Square last week, Danny Rodriguez said he and his wife buy a 12-pack of Modelo Especial every weekend, and it is the preferred beer among his friends.
It’s got a great taste, it doesn’t fill you up,” said Rodriguez, 41. “In the states a lot of beers are watered down unless you have the IPAs, or some of the newer stuff.” Rodriquez, who is Puerto Rican, said he always buys Mexican beer because of the taste, and with Modelo “you know it’s Mexican.” “It’s good with some lime, a little bit of salt,” he said.
Constellation Brands in 2013 acquired the full U.S. rights to import and market it and several other Mexican beers, including the maltier Modelo Negra and the Corona brand family, and is now the largest beer import company in the U.S. The New York-based company, which also imports wine and liquor, employs 9,700 people globally, including 4,200 in Mexico where it brews and bottles its beer.
Of its 4,900 U.S. employees, 390 are at Constellation’s beer headquarters in Chicago’s Loop. While the traditional Modelo Especial has been a big winner, the company plans to launch different product lines from the brand to capitalize on other drinking trends. For example, its platform of canned Modelo Especial cheladas — including the classic recipe that pairs beer with tomato juice and lime, the spicy tamarindo picante and the new limon y sal (lime and salt) — is “on fire,” Gallagher said.
“You will see more from us in the chelada business because we think there’s a lot of growth potential there,” he said. The biggest barrier to growth, Gallagher said, is shelf space. The explosion of craft beer has crowded shelves and some retailers continue to give prime real estate to the traditionally dominant players even when they’re not selling as much, he said.
Another challenge is pursuing new Modelo customers without alienating the core. The company spends a lot of time talking to consumers to ensure it understands what is important to them so that the brand doesn’t veer from the values that have made it a staple in many refrigerators. “There are ways to attract customers, but if the core sees it and says it’s not for me, that’s for someone else, that will start to erode our loyalty, and that would be a huge problem for us,” Gallagher said.
“That’s the delicate balance we have to strike, to go after these consumer opportunities but do so in a way that stays really, really true to who we are, and to ensure we do that we have to constantly be talking to our customers and making sure that they are giving us permission to go the places we think we can go,” he said.
What defines Negra Modelo?
What Is Negra Modelo? – Negra Modelo is technically a Munich Dunkel-style lager and has been identified as one of the few surviving examples of a Vienna-style lager. That was the style which was largely replaced by Oktoberfest, a slightly lighter but no less flavorful lager, in early 20th-century European breweries.
Dunkelbiers are known to be dark. In fact, Dunkel is the German word for dark. Even as a Mexican beer, Negra Modelo follows the style quite well. It is on the lower side of the bitterness scale which typically ranges between 20 and 30 IBUs for the style. At 19 IBUs, this is a more delicate Dunkel than you may be used to, but that also plays into its origins in Mexico.
Brewed longer than the average beer, Negra Modelo has a very rich flavor. The combination of Galena hops and caramel and black malts contributes to this profile, though you may be surprised that it remains a medium-bodied beer. Negra Modelo launched in 1925 and was first imported into the United States in the 1980s.
What is pilsner style lager?
What is the difference between a pilsner and a lager? – A pilsner is a lager, but not all lagers are pilsners. Lager is a type of beer conditioned at low temperatures. Lagers can be yellow pale, amber, or dark. Pilsner is a pale lager and is is the most widely consumed and commercially available style of beer.
Why is Modelo Negra feminine?
Modelo is the brand name of the beer. Negra is the color (more or less) of the beer. Negra does not modify Modelo but ‘cerveza,’ which you do not see on the label but is the reason for the feminine ending of the adjective.