Dichello Distributors launched Monopolio beer from Cervecería de San Luis. After requests from multiple retailers, the Dichello team said it sought the distribution rights for “the historic beer, which has been selling high volume in New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami, as a new imported Mexican beer brand option for those looking to capitalize on growth trends in the beer industry.” The drink’s available in three handcrafted brews: Monopolio Lager Clara, a blond lager originally brewed for the warm desert climate of San Luis, crisp and refreshing with a bright and tantalizing malt flavor, aromas of grains, bread and maize, 5% ABV; Monopolio Lager Negra, an amber lager, smooth and balanced with rich, deep caramel flavors, 5.5% ABV; and Monopolio IPA Especial, an American IPA, 5.5% ABV. In 1860, Juan Fouilloux sailed across the Atlantic from France to St. Louis, Missouri, where he would master his skills as a brewer. After the Civil War, he traveled south to Mexico, where he met Jose M. Otahegui, a farmer in San Luis Potosí, and the unlikely duo set out to brew the finest cerveza in all the land. The Cervecería de San Luis was founded in 1882, becoming a grand brewery and proud symbol of the advancements of the time. Today, Cervecería de San Luis is focused on sharing its “love of Mexican beer culture” and carrying on the legacy of brewing the original recipes for its world-class cervecerías.