Oculto's Tequila Beer Takes Inspiration from an Agave-Based Beverage

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 28, 2015
References: fastcocreate & drinkspirits
Oculto is a new tequila beer from Anheuser-Busch InBev that borrows inspiration from the way spirits are traditionally distilled. The light lager is infused with blue agave and lime but it also gets even more flavor from being aged on tequila barrel staves. In terms of the full flavor, the crossover Mexican-inspired beer has notes that are malty, citrusy and naturally sweet from the inclusion of agave.

As one of the biggest beer companies in the world, this is a bold move to fuse the style of tequila with beer. Although there are other companies that have attempted to merge categories of drinks in the past, the results have often come out quite muddled—Oculto maintains its identity as a beer with an experimental flavor.