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20 BEERS BETTER THAN CORONA: 5. La Bamba

Yesterday, temperatures got up to 18 degrees in Toronto, which would have been a great time to enjoy a nice, cold beer on a patio…except for Coronavirus. Instead, our countdown continues with another summery lager from the great state of Maryland:

5. La Bamba

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Para bailar La Bamba, all you need is a pint glass, hermano! This Mexican-style cerveza was the feel-good hit of last summer at Olde Mother Brewing Co., a funky little brewery with a killer taproom in downtown Frederick, MD. This beer is like a combination of the second and third entries on our list — it’s brewed with lime juice and poblano peppers, so it’s both bitter AND spicy!

Not sure if they’re bringing it back this year, but if you happen to be in the area, their taproom is still open for to-go cans and crowlers

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20 BEERS BETTER THAN CORONA: 4. Landshark Lager

With all the bars and restaurants shut down across Ontario, I’m not wasting away in Margaritaville — or anywhere else, for that matter. But until life returns to normal, I’d rather chug this Island Style Lager than even take a sip of Corona…

4. Landshark Lager

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I’m really just a dolphin, ma’am! This light, easy-drinking, Jimmy Buffet branded beer tastes kinda like the Caribbean — as opposed to Corona, which tastes like the urinal at a Taco Bell. And you can actually buy it at The Beer Store…if they haven’t run out already!

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20 BEERS BETTER THAN CORONA: 3. Mango Habanero Oberon

No word as to when bars might reopen after Coronavirus in Ontario, but I’m guessing that we won’t be able to enjoy any patio beers until after the start of patio season (which wasn’t until May last year). In the meantime, we’re still counting off 20 beers that are better than Corona — both the virus, and the beer!

3. Mango Habanero Oberon

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Coming in from just south of the border, this pale wheat ale from Michigan’s legendary Bell’s Brewery kicks it up a notch with a hit of habanero peppers. If you’re eating spicy Mexican food, you might wanna avoid this one, as it won’t cool you down at all. In fact, after slamming this spicy brewski at Mudgie’s Deli in Detroit, I needed to order some dessert to cool off my face!!!

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20 BEERS BETTER THAN CORONA: 2. Numero Uno Mexican Lager

In case you missed it yesterday, we are counting down 20 beers that are better than Corona to get us in the drinking mood once all the bars in Ontario reopen after the Coronavirus shutdown. Of course, they haven’t actually told us when that might be — hopefully this countdown doesn’t go to 100!!!

2. Numero Uno Mexican Lager

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You know how every time Tony Romo does a cringey commercial, a Corona gets its lime? Well, Numero Uno Mexican Lager from Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery doesn’t need a lime — it’s brewed with agave and lime zest, so the flavour’s already in the beer, bro!

I pounded a few of these, along with a triple-decker BBQ sandwich and some bacon cheddar pulled pork fries at Black Hog BBQ, this funky joint in downtown Frederick, last summer. Man, I miss BBQ already!!!

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20 BEERS BETTER THAN CORONA: 1. Guinness

Coronavirus has shut down all bars and sit-down restaurants in Ontario as of midnight this morning, making it the worst viral outbreak named after a shitty beer since Saskatchewan came down with a bad case of Pilsner Fever on November 29, 2009. This really changes the game for Triple B, with funky joints all over this province closing their doors for now, and we don’t even know when they’ll be open again…

We’ll still be ordering takeout and delivery (Dude, this is body by takeout and delivery!), but in the meantime, we’re counting down 20 beers that are better than Corona until we can actually go out and crush some killer Burgers, Bacon and Beer again!

1. Guinness

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You KNOW I wish I was in some Irish pub slamming pints of Guinness for St. Patty’s today, bro! Especiallt at a funky joint like Bushwaller’s in Frederick, Maryland, where they’ve got a killer corned beef Reuben omelette and an Old Bay-seasoned crab dip pretzel. Did I mention all their Irish beers are 2 bucks off on Sundays???

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