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McMenamins Toro Negro


Brewed by McMenamins Pubs and Breweries
Portland, Oregon USA
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna | Ratings: 1 | Summer Seasonal | Alcohol: -
Berewed by the Crystal Ballroom brewers Craig Gulla & Jason McAdam. Toro Negro ("Black Bull") is brewed in the tradition of Dos Equis, Noche Bueno and Negra Modelo. While this Vienna-style lager originated in Germany, it migrated to Mexico and Central America with the help of Gabriel Sadlmayr and Santiago Graf. Ironically, this unique beer style is mass-produced today only in the Western Hemisphere, having all but disappeared from Germany and Austria.

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