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Dos Equis

Lager produced by FEMSA

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Do ya want it dressed/?

  • Feb 28, 2009
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That's the question you'll hear if you order a Dos in a South Texas bar.

"Dressed" means a lime wedge stuck in the mouth of the bottle (for you to squeeze it yourself and drop it in), margarita salt on the neck and a napkin wrapped around the bottle's body.  It also means a $1 tip for the bartender, if you're smart.

I will admit to being a little puzzled the first time I was playin in a South Texas beer joint and the bartender asked me that.  Interesting how only 2 hours south of Austin, things change considerably.

Anyhoo, I think Dos may be my favorite Mexican beer, especially if it's the dead of summer and 100 degrees outside and the Dos is ice cold.  Once again, it comes back to my longstanding philosophy that "most things are better with lime or bacon"

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March 01, 2009
Kind of like getting a tequila shot with "Training Wheels!" -- Salt on the rim and a lime wedge to suck on afterwards... but no need to wrap a napkin around it!
February 28, 2009
I've never heard of a "dressed" drink before! I'll remember that for the next time I go to south Texas ;)
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Quick Tip by . September 03, 2010
posted in The Beer Snob
OK, I don't get the attraction of Mexican beers.  Think logically for a moment.  What is the biggest ingredient of beer?  Water!!!  What is the one thing you don't want to do in Mexico?  Drink the water!!!.  Now obviously they are boiling the water in the brew process to kill the nasty germs.  However, how about all the beers we are told about like Coors and Olympia that taste so good because of the great water.  We all know that not all water …
review by . September 16, 2008
I don't know about you guys, but the commercials alone makes me wanna go out to the bars and get a bottle of dos equis.  I really wanna know what kind of beer the most interesting man in the world drinks.    "Stay thirsty my friends"
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I play honky tonk guitar on a semi-pro level and can often be found on weekends playing in some stale-beer-smelling beer joint around Central TX.That's after me seeing the USfrom a van when touring with … more
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Dos Equis is a Mexican beer that was originally brewed by the German brewer Wilhelm Hasse in 1897. The brand was named "Siglo XX" ("20th century") to commemorate the arrival of the new century, and the bottles were marked with the Roman numerals "XX", or "Dos Equis" (two Xs).

The main brand Dos Equis XX Special Lager is a 4.45% abv pale lager sold in green bottles.  Dos Equis XX Amber is a 4.7% Vienna-style amber lager sold in brown bottles, and was first exported to the United States in 1973.[3]

In 2007, Dos Equis inaugurated its "most interesting man in the world" advertising campaign. The television advertisements feature a bearded, debonair, Argentinian or Mexican gentlemen in his 50s or 60s (portrayed by actor Jonathan Goldsmith). In the television advertisements, while vaguely Spanish music plays in the background, a montage of daring exploits involving "the most interesting man" when he was younger are displayed. While the precise settings are never revealed, at various points in various commercials, he frees an angry bear from a painful-looking bear trap; shoots amazing pool before an Indian audience; catches a marlin while cavorting in a Hemingway-esque scene with a beautiful, perhaps Cuban, young woman; wins an arm-wrestling match in a South American setting ("He's a lover, not a fighter, but he's also a fighter, so don't get any ideas"); surfs the killer wave; and bench presses...
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Type: Beer, Pale Lager
Variety: Dos Equis Amber, Dos Equis, Dos Equis Special Lager
Country: Mexico
Brewery: Wilhelm Hasse
ABV: 4.45%
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