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Negro Modelo
Donít lighten up
BY KIRSTEN MARCUM

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A lot of things get lighter in warm weather, and beer is no exception. Who drinks winter lagers in July? Show me a person who strolls into an August heat wave and says, " Boy, a Guinness would hit the spot right about now. "

Which is why, in the universe of Mexican beers, Negro Modelo has gotten short shrift compared to, say, its plain-Jane brewed cousin, Corona. But surprisingly, itís actually a perfect time to break out this crisp, full-bodied beer. Itís deeper and more complex than Dos Equis (or Sam Adams), and its malty, slightly chocolate flavor offers the right counterpoint to a spicy mole sauce ó or even just chips and salsa ó on a humid day. Donít be surprised if itís hard to go back to watery lager afterwards.

Available at local liquor stores for approximately $6.99 for a six-pack, or $10.99 for a 12-pack.

Issue Date: June 6 - 12, 2003
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