In 1925, we set out to create a model beer in Tacuba, Mexico. To do so, we looked to the treasured techniques of internationally renowned German brewmasters, experts in the art of brewing, for inspiration. What resulted was a brewing process and recipe that produced a consistently crisp and well-balanced beer that we fittingly named Modelo Especial, which translates to Special Model. To show off its character, we gave Modelo Especial a clear bottle with a unique shape and then sealed it with gold. Modelo Especial continues to honor its original vision by delivering a high-quality, honest beer. A beer that not only takes pride in its heritage but speaks for itself through its distinctive look, authenticity, and well-balanced flavor. For over 90 years, Modelo Especial brewmasters have crafted a perfectly balanced and brewed Pilsner-style Lager.
First brewed in Tacuba, Mexico in 1925, Modelo Negra, formerly Negra Modelo, is a medium-bodied lager with slow-roasted caramel malts brewed for a rich, smooth taste. Brewed longer to enhance its flavors, Modelo Negra redefines "Dark Beer" because it is exceptionally drinkable and remarkably smooth. This Munich Dunkel-style Lager is brewed with galena and super galena hops as well as caramel malt, black malt and two and six row malt barley. These ingredients are meticulously brewed together to give Modelo Negra that bright, rich, amber hue and that iconic, medium-bodied flavor.