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The challenge for the best Mexican Lager in LA

This year Alchemy Craft in Montebello hosted their first Mexican Chela 2023 Mania, Lucha Libre style. 

Let’s get ready to Rumble!!

Their goal was to select the "Best Mexican Lager in LA" by selecting what they felt were the best beers and putting them head to head to see what customers felt was the best.  

Each week two breweries will go head to head and highlight their Mexican lager for the week (Sunday-Saturday).  Customers were  given the opportunity to purchase both Mexican lagers at a special price, two 12oz pours. Customers were provided beers at the same time and will later cast their vote at the bar for their favorite Mexican lager. Votes for the week were counted at the end of the week (Saturday Night or early Sunday Morning.

The weekly winner were announced via social media and advance to the next round. Announcements for each weekly matchup were also be announced through social media. 

The breweries had a great time challenging each other by posting and sharing a quick 1 minute video about their beer.

Who’s Participating?

8 breweries who participated and show'd off their tasty Mexican Lagers.

  • Angry Horse Brewing Caballo Bravo 
  • Over Town Brewing  Oye Compa 
  • Ogopogo Brewing    La Llorona 
  • Norwalk Brew House  Agua De Oro 
  • Barrel & Stave   El Maiz Chingon 
  • 14 Cannons Brewing Company Catorce 
  • San Fernando Brewing Company  Del Valle 
  • Hermosa Brewing Company Sirena 

Brewery Match ups were selected randomly by drawing. 

The Competition kicked off on Sunday, February 26th and ran through Saturday, April 15th, where a champion were announced.

Match Up Dates

February 26th 

Chela Mania Kick off Match Up
Ogopogo vs San Fernando

March 5th 2nd round Matchup 

Hermosa vs 14 cannons 

March 12th 3rd round Matchup 

Over Town vs Angry Horse

March 19th - 4th round Matchup 

Norwalk Brew House vs Barrel & Stave 

March 26th - Semi-Final Round 1

San Fernando Brewing Co vs. Hermosa

April 2nd - Semi-Final Round 2 

Barrel and Stave vs. Angry Horse Brewing

April 9th - Final round 

San Fernando Brewing Co vs. Angry Horse Brewing

April 15th - Final Event

Angry Horse Brewing was announced at Alchemy Craft

What did the winning brewery receive?

For the reminder of the month of April  Alchemy craft will only highlight the winning brewery’s Mexican lager on our mexican lager tap handle for the month,  If possible a future tap takeover event at Alchemy craft and of course a special Lucha Libre surprise. - A Lucha Libre Belt!

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