Angel Miron is the owner/founder of Let's Go Clandestino, a San Diego based tour company that promotes and highlights Baja California's gastronomy, craft beer and wine movements by curating unique and memorable experiences to Baja California.
Angel has been a key figure in Baja California's craft beer movement since its inception. His insights into this burgeoning artisan beer movement make him the perfect "Curator of Cervezas" for BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015.
Wendlandt Cervecería - Ensenada
Ensenada's Cervezeria Wendlandt, owned by Eugenio Romero-Wendlandt, is a brewery that's producing beers that can compete in the international market. Headquartered on Mex-1 in the heart of downtown Ensenada, they have also put together an excellent pub menu that ranges from BajaMex cuisine to classic American dishes. An artisan brewer, Wendlandt is producing seven beer varieties with an output of over 150 gallons a week, and have started exporting their beer to select locations in the U.S.
Cervezeria Wendlandt is located on Mex-1, next to Starbucks in downtown Ensenada: Blvd. Costero, #248, Ensenada, B.C., ph. 011-52-646-178-2938, and is open Tuesday through Saturday 6PM-12AM.
Border Psycho Brewery - Tijuana
Originally from Mexico City, brothers Roberto and Javier Albarran moved to Tijuana where Roberto first worked as a banker and Javier in marketing and advertising. Upon their arrival in Tijuana, the brothers were struck by the vibrant craft beer movement taking place just accross the border in the United States.
Noticing the boom in artisan wine production just south in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe wine region, Javier took up studies to become a wine sommelier, and brother Roberto gladly accompanied his brother on vineyard tours and to tasting rooms. The two realized that Mexico, and Northern Baja California in particular, was undergoing its own local foodie movement.
Having tasted many excellent craft brews across the border, and noticing none in their adopted Tijuana, Roberto quit his job one day and told his brother Javier “Let’s make beer.” In that moment, Border Psycho Brewery was born.
Unlike many of their local rivals, Roberto and Javier were never home brewers. They began Border Psycho as a commercial enterprise, investing in a small beer production set-up, and started brewing four styles of beer. The first batch of Border Psycho was released in March 2012. Today, Border Psycho brews and sells seven styles of award-winning craft beer available throughout Mexico, and boasts some of the best restaurants in Baja California as customers.
Agua Mala Cervecería Artesanal - Ensenada
Agua Mala is a small microbrewery located 100 yards off the Pacific Ocean, on the rugged Baja California coast near Ensenada. AguaMala brews seven styles of beer, each hand-crafted using the highest quality ingredients available. Inspired by Mexico’s storied tradition in Bavarian-style beer making, as well as the craft beer industry north of the border, Agua Mala creates fine, original artisan beers true to their various styles.
TRES B: "Big Bad Brewing Co." - Mexicali
TresB (“Big Bad Brewing Co.") is an award-winning microbrewery located in Mexicali, Mexico. Renowned amongst craft beer connoisseurs, TresB works with the best grains and hops, resulting in outstanding beers known for their unique personalities.
Artisan beers are “seasoned” in ways that large commercial breweries avoid. The taste of the local water, the hand by which it’s made and the selection of local ingredients all go into creating a unique beer. In this way, TresB beers evoke unique flavors and characteristics not found in any other beer.
As a local micro-brewery, TresB is proud of its involvement with their community… they make beer that everyone will enjoy, while being a source for local jobs, encouraging the growth of their community, and protecting the environment.
Muñeca Prieta Brewing - Tijuana
Cerveza Fauna - Mexicali
Silenus Cerveza Artesanal - Tijuana
Silenus Cerveza Artesanal is a Tijuana company formed by fans of craft beer, which led them to enter the world of beer brewing with the highest attention to detail. Silenus artisan beers are made by hand from the best malts and hops available to ensure perfect fermentation.
Cerveza Legión - Mexicali
Cervecería Península - Mexicali
Founded in 2012, many beer aficionados consider the product coming out of Cervecería Península to be of the most innovative beers from Baja California. This brewery is "micro" in every respect of the term microbrewery: very small production, high-quality and innovative. Like many of their Mexicali brethren, these brewmasters started out some years ago as home-brewers, with nothing more than a book, curiosity and a strong sense of entrepreneurism! Today they are looking to scale their production, to satisfy thirsty Mexican and American markets.
Cerveza Urbana - Mexicali
Probably the largest "home brewer" in the world!
Estamos localizados en la ciudad de Mexicali Baja California. Somos una empresa familiar formada en el 2013 con la idea de producir cervezas que dificilmente podiamos encontrar en Mexico. Nuestros vecinos de la ciudad de San Diego han sido una gran influencia en el desarrollo de nuestras recetas, aunque creemos que la cerveza debe representar a la ciudad en la que se produce. En el caso de Cerveza Urbana, debido al calor de Mexicali, producimos cervezas de final seco y muy refrescantes. Actualmente contamos con 4 estilos de linea en el mercado.
Baja Brewing Co. - Cabo San Lucas
Baja Brewing Co. was established in 2007 and was the first craft brewery in Southern Baja. It was founded by Jordan Gardenhire, a Colorado native who had the vision of being the first craft brewer in Cabo San Lucas. Baja Brewing Company has a number of different styles of beer, but are happy to have their first style, Cabotella (Baja Cabo Blonde) being distributed in the US, with more to come soon! Baja Brewing have two breweries in Cabo San Lucas proper, and one more in San Jose del Cabo.