Mexico has a long history of brewing beer. Evidence shows that early Mesoamerican cultures brewed a fermented drink made of corn and agave.
Fast forward to today and with the help of both Spanish and German influence, Mexico has become one of the biggest beer producers in the world with Sol, Tecate, and Pacifico being among the best.
When Germans immigrants came to Mexico in the late 1800s, they brought with them an expanded knowledge and experience that brought a style (pilsners and pale ales) that improved the selection and increased production of Mexican beer.
Mexican beers will typically have a lighter body and a very mild taste. This is not the case for Mexican beer, where most of its beers are pretty good and thoroughly enjoyed worldwide and honestly very easy to drink.
Corona is the most popular Mexican beer, ranking in the top five in the world. It consistently ranks as the biggest non-domestic beer in the US, UK, and Australian markets.
One thing that is for sure, as popular as Corona is outside Mexico, it is not a preference for Mexican locals. Mexican locals tend to prefer Sol or Tecate or lesser-known names like Leon and Montejo Bohemia. Pacifico is the top choice for locals located in the north-eastern part of Mexico.