In response to the two recent devastating earthquakes affecting central Mexico, Monzón cofounders Miranda and Reid Mortimer have announced a fundraiser event to be held this Saturday, September 23, from 6-9PM at Monzón Brewing Company, Venustiano Carranza 239, in Vallarta’s Emiliano Zapata neighborhood.
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“Here in Vallarta, we are so lucky to have been unaffected by these disasters,” says Miranda, “but we feel that we need to help as much as we can, in any way we can. So we’ve put together a night that we’re really excited about.”
For a cover charge of $200 MX per person, benefit attendees will receive 1 craft beer and 1 plate (3) of Monzón’s tacos dorados, as well as homemade chips and salsa and banana bread. Monzón has partnered with local band La Trez Cuartos, who has agreed to donate live music to the event to keep the party going.
Monzón currently has four craft beers on tap, offering a little something for everyone:
Lower Parel Pale Ale
Copper colored and lightly hopped, this pale ale is named for our time in the neighborhood of Lower Parel, Mumbai where Reid first brewed commercially and we shared many a smooth beer with friends. With a medium body, low sweetness and low maltiness, the hops shine in this brew. Cascade, Columbus, and Chinook hops create a stimulating yet familiar bitterness that IPA lovers and avoiders will both appreciate.
Sol a Sol Jamaica Summer Wit
For hundreds of years, the wit of style of brewing has been turned wheat into easy, light beach chair beer. Boasting a medium body and slight sweetness, jamaica adds a subtle and delicious tangy fruit note. A great choice for beer novices or anyone who likes to drink de sol a sol (from sun to sun).
Cabeza de Cono IPA
This delicious and unfiltered brew is as hoppy as the leap-loving puppy it was named for. Brewed in West Coast style, the taste of pale-malt and wheat is combined with the prominent hop flavors and aromas of passionfruit and grapefruit to create a beer that is both refreshing and crisp.
Summer heat got you hot and bothered? Calm yourself with this smooth, light, refreshing ale. Brewed in German style, the hand turned Bohemian Pilsner malt shines through sweet and straw colored. The kolsch style is reminiscent of a lager with a mild sweet taste and slight malty aroma. Perfect for beginning craft beer drinkers and overheated experts alike.
Want to help more than you can drink? Monzón is also pleased to be partnering with Vallarta’s Spanish Experience Center, who will be present at the event to collect nonperishable food items, baby formula, toiletries, and more to be delivered to areas in need.
While the door will be wide open for walk-ins, attendees are encouraged to reserve via Monzon’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MonzonBrewing/
More information about La Trez Cuartos: https://www.facebook.com/latrez4z/
More information about Spanish Experience Center: http://secpv.com/
Why do we brew? To craft beer and experiences that make the world feel like a smaller place. To inspire others with genuine taste derived from local and innovative ingredients that culminate in curious beers. To give back to the community via a commitment to the environment and local non-profits. Why do we brew? To save you from boring beer.