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Mexicali Brew Cerveza Fauna Now Available in Alta California

Mexicali Brew Cerveza Fauna Now Available in Alta California

Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico – Fauna launches distribution of their award winning beers in California which will hit shelves this week in San Diego and Los Angeles.

“We are excited to have our beers available for customers in the United States. And we look forward to sharing the unique story and brewing style from each our beers with new customers,” says co-founder and president, Alex Larios.

Cerveza Fauna

Fauna was started in 2011 in Mexicali and is distributed in major markets across Mexico. Fauna also operates a tasting room in Tijuana’s Plaza Fiesta, a short distance from the San Ysidro US-Mexico border crossing.

“We have so many friends in the United States that have supported our brewery whether it is by visiting our tasting room, attending beer events or recommending Fauna to their friends,” says Larios “We want to say thank you for supporting us and helping our brewery grow. This is an exciting time for Cerveza Fauna.”

Fauna’s core beers to be distributed in California include: Lycan Lupus IPA, Penelope Coffee Porter, Tristan Blonde Ale, Mala Vida Belgian Blonde Ale, Mercedes Brown Ale and Caracol Saison. Seasonal brews and collaboration beers will also be available from time to time.

Fauna is working with Newport Beach, CA based GRDLOC Partners LLC to import its products and coordinate distribution.

About Cerveza Fauna
Brewery is located in Mexicali, BC, Mexico and was founded by brothers Luis and Alex Larios in 2011. Winner of 4 medals at the 2015 COPA Cerveza in Mexico City. Operates Fauna Tasting Room located in Plaza Fiesta, Zona Rio, Tijuana. Recent collaboration beers with Belching Beaver Brewery and Coronado Brewing Company. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/cervezafauna

About GRDLOC
GRDLOC imports and wholesales craft beer and fine wine, with an emphasis on products from Mexico. To learn more visit www.grdloc.com or contact by email: jay@grdloc.com or phone: (949) 229-3994.

 

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Is Mexico Safe?

Keeping Travel Safety in Perspective: USA vs. Mexico

There’s been a lot of news coverage about violence in Mexico, very little of it bothering to note that Mexico is a huge country with thirty-some states and that a) almost all of that violence is narco-related and b) you can count the number of tourists affected on one hand.

Meanwhile, according to the FBI, “An estimated 15,241 persons were murdered nationwide in 2009″ in the United States of America.

Officially, 111 U.S. citizens were killed in Mexico last year, a third in just two cities. Almost all of them were involved in illicit vocations, usually the trafficking of guns, drugs, or people across the border. This is 111 out of close to 8 million visitors, with nearly 1 million of those being part- or full-time residents choosing Mexico over the U.S. or Canada.

You know who else had 111 murders in one year recently? Boston. And Las Vegas. And Orlando. Are any tourists scared of going to those places?

Meanwhile, almost 1,000 U.S. citizens died in Puerto Rico. Nobody running the news desks cares about Puerto Rico or has an incentive to make people scared of Puerto Ricans (by nature, they can’t be “illegal immigrants”), so this isn’t widely reported.

Then there’s the U.S. proper, which can’t get a State Department travel alert because it’s, well, not a foreign country. How’s your city doing in comparison to Mexico when it comes to the annual numbers?

Atlanta  – city, 80 murders. Atlanta MSA (metropolitan statistical area), 325 murders
Baltimore – 238 city, 298 MSA
Boston – 50 city, 111 MSA
Dallas/Ft. Worth – 210 city, 310 MSA
Detroit – 365 city, 447 MSA
Houston – 287 city, 462 MSA
Indianapolis – 100 city, 111 MSA
Jacksonville, FL – 99 city, 120 MSA
Kansas City – 100 city, 163 MSA
Las Vegas – 111 city, 133 MSA
Los Angeles – 312 city, 768 MSA
Miami  – 59 city, 377 Miami to Boca Raton corridor
New Orleans – 174 city, 252 MSA
New York City – 471 city, 778 MSA
Orlando – 28 city, 111 MSA
Philadelphia – 302 city, 436 MSA
Phoenix – 122 city, 302 MSA
San Francisco – 45 city, 292 MSA
St. Louis – 143 city, 210 MSA
Washington, DC – 143 city, 325 MSA

To put things in perspective, the murder rate in the Yucatan state of Mexico is 2 per 100,000. That’s about the same as Fond du Lac, Wisconsin or Evansville, Indiana. Mexico City’s is 8 per 100,000. Despite being one of the most populated cities on the planet, that’s on par with Albuquerque, NM. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt scared in Albuquerque…