Each week Casa Velas’ seasonal craft beer tasting pairs artisanal beers with food items including fresh apple salad and crisp ceviiche, but during the Guacamania weekend at the hotel March 28-30 we were delighted to savor delicious avocado designed Mexican entrees, salads and soups with the craft beers selected for tasting.

Mexican Craft Beer Tasting

These amazing quacamole luncheon plates were paired with a light and refreshing Cerveza Cayaco, which has notes of freshly baked bread and rice accompanied by floral and citrus aromas; the medium bodied Cerveza Colimita, a tropical German Lager style with light bitter notes and floral aromas on the palate; an American style Cerveza Paramo pale ale made with 3 types of malt, offering hints of tropical, citrus and passion fruit; and the coffee porter, Cerveza Ticus, with light and complex toasted coffee bean flavors.
The tasting is held in Emiliano Restaurant, the resorts authentic Mexican Restaurant, which is a beautiful and inviting venue overlooking the pool. During the tasting Eduardo, a very entertaining resort craft beer aficionado, shares a history on the craft beer industry in Mexico and answers questions guest may have on crafting beer. Although I am not a big craft beer devotee, I found the entire process both educational, palate pleasing and fun. Those in the group who really like craft beer seemed to thoroughly enjoy this special afternoon tasting experience.

Emiliano Restaurant in Casa Velas

Casa Velas all-inclusive, adults-only boutique hotel on the 18-hole Marina Vallarta golf course is located 5 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. The resort is part of the Velas Resorts, it is exclusive, holds am AAA Four Diamonds Award and Four Stars from Forbes Travel Guide. Privacy, elegance and quiet ambiance rule at this beautiful Puerto Vallarta respite.

Avocado Burrito with Fries

The craft beer weekly tastings are held in the Emiliano restaurant or Lobby Veranda where weekly tequilla tastings are also featuredBe sure to mark your calendar for the next Guacamania being scheduled for Independence Day in September 2018For reservations or information call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://www.hotelcasavelascom.
By Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since 1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News, and does travel, food and lifestyle reporting on local radio/TVshe also contributes to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle publications, and is a member of IFWTWA and NATJA. Contact her at writebc@aol.com.