¡Bravo! Tour Tijuana's Booming Cerveza Scene in Three Easy Stops

Spend your weekend touring the craft beers of Tijuana

The balcony at Mamut's brewery and tasting room in Tijuana is a great place for people watching by the pint. 

Tijuana: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Cinco de Mayo is more popular in the U.S. — it’s one of our top beer-drinking fiestas — than in Mexico. Still, this weekend is an ideal time to check out Tijuana’s thrilling craft cerveza scene. Here’s a three-stop tour:

1. BCB Tasting Room: Orizaba 3003E5, Colonia Neidhard

Industrial-chic BCB pours 300 beers, including 42 on tap. Order food from the kitchen — my ribeye sandwich, $11.75, was scrumptious — then a brew from Border Psycho, Ramuri or another Baja brewery (pints are $2.50 to $4).

Alejandro Tamayo / San Diego Union-Tribune

For almost five years, BCB has been introducing locals to full-flavored ales and lagers.

“People weren’t fully sold on the craft beer thing,” said Felipe Vera, a partner with founder Ruben Valenzuela. “It took awhile for it to catch on.”

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To discover the last two stops on the Tijuana cerveza tour, check out the rest of the story here.