Drinking on Cinco de Mayo often mirrors what you see on St. Patrick's Day: Amateur hour with an emphasis on "chug, chug, chug." But Mexican beer today has so much more to offer than crunchable cans of Tecate and glass bottles to cram lime wedges into. The cerveza artisanal movement in Baja is gaining steam with more than 80 breweries in the region; by the end of 2015, many more breweries will have navigated through the legal hoops to distribute in LA. For now, head to your favorite Mexican restaurant or beer bar—we'll show you where—and give these pioneer cervezas a try.
5 Mexican craft beers you should try
Trade in your Corona for one of these craft beer bottles from Mexico—you don't even have to cross the border