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Cerveza Xteca releases easy-drinking lager

Cerveza Xteca
Cerveza Xteca.

Cerveza Xteca’s new beer Xteca is available on draft in Barrio Logan and National City.

The new beer is available on draft in Barrio Logan and National City.

Beer: Xteca, a Mexican-American lager. A crisp quaffer with a light body, this beer’s accent is on bready malts and a mild corn chip finish.

From: Cerveza Xteca, San Diego.

Why: Like Mexican imports, Xteca is an easy-drinking lager with enough carbonation to cut through spicy or rich foods. Brighter and fresher, though, than a bottle of Pacifico or can of Tecate.

Geeking out: 5% alcohol by volume; minimal hop bitterness.

Seeking out: 16-ounce cans are starting to show up at local retailers, but it’s easiest to find Xteca on draft. Order a pint at the ¡Salud! gastropubs at 2196 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan, or 2333 Highland Ave., National City.