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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Tap Room de Canneria

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

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Baja California is probably best known for its beachside fish tacos, the wines from the Guadalupe Valley and it's up-and-coming restaurants. But in the last decade or so, the Baja has seriously upped its craft beer game.

We came for the wines and found the beers!

Who knew?

Micro breweries are springing up all over the city of Ensenada.

Catching the attention of the Cruise Industry, there are even Mexican Craft Beer Tours available.

Come take a look at the Tap Room de Canneria.

Map showing Tap Room de Canneria

Map of the location of the Tap Room

It was  on our way back from eating lunch at Tacos Fenix that we discovered the Tap Room de Canneria.

It's not far from our hotel. So after a delicious afternoon nap, we decided to return later on and try out the craft beers that were offered here.

Chalk board sign outside Tap Room de Canneria, Baja California, Mexico

Chalkboard menu offering "Hoppy Hours" daily

 

 

 

 

Initially, the craft beer scene was not allowed to develop due to two Mexican industrial beer-making companies controlling nearly 99 percent of the country's beer market.

They dominated beer consumption through exclusivity contracts that they held at 95 percent of beer-drinking establishments.

These conglomerates agreed to purchase the expensive liquor licenses for restaurants, bars and stores, in exchange for the venues not selling their competitors’ beer. So this left the smaller Baja breweries unable to sell their beer even at their local retailers.

Boooo!

But not long ago, the government changed the law hoping to put an end to the beer duopoly in Mexico.

Forcing Grupo Modelo and Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma to reduce their number of exclusivity agreements to just 20 percent of their total accounts, the artisanal beer industry flourished.

Baja is now producing most of Mexico’s craft beer.

Menu of craft beers at Tap Room de Canneria, Baja California, Mexico

Menu of craft beers available here at the Tap Room

Craft beers have everything to do with being an artist, driven by the same passion as a painter or musician. The grains are the media for the craftsman, but it is the play of hops that creates a signature for the brewery.

Here you see the dozen current beers offered in this small but solid brewing establishment.

You want flavor?

Go for the ingenuity that these brew masters provide!

Inside the Tap Room de Canneria, Baja California, Mexico

Inside the Tap Room

With the unpretentious interior one could misjudge this little bar. But apparently, the place gets rockin' after 10pm.

Just like Hussong's Cantina, the floors are wooden and simple.

Head brewer at the Tap Room de Canneria, Baja California, Mexico

Carlos the Head Brewer

 

 

 

 

Since we had arrived late afternoon, we had the place almost to ourselves. We began chatting with Carlos, who turned out to be the Head Brewer here at the Tap Room.

He recommended that we try the Brumeuse after we finished our IPA (Indian Pale Ale, and pronounced EEE-pah in Mexico.)

An IPA we tried at the Tap Room de Canneria, Baja California, Mexico

An IPA we tried

Of course, our IPA was just as we expected - delicious - then we went for a glass of Brumuese.

Satisfied on all accounts!

Our bill for 4 craft beers at the Tap Room de Canneria, Baja California, Mexico

Our bill for 4 craft beers

Before tip, our bill came to 300Pesos or about $15USD for the 4 beers.

Service was attentive and the beer was bodacious.

Would we recommend the Tap Room for you?

ABSOLUTELY!

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Tap Room de Canneria

Avenida Iturbide 463

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Open daily, 1pm to midnight

Happy Hour 5-7pm daily

 

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

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