Mexican Beer Named After Drug Trafficker

By Susan Jones | August 26, 2008 | 9:03 AM EDT

( - A new beer named after a notorious drug trafficker is now being sold in Mexico, where the government is locked in a bloody battle against drug gangs, the Arizona Republic reported on Tuesday.
Malverde Beer is named after Jesus Malverde, who is revered by drug smugglers in the western Mexico state of Sinaloa. It debuted in April and has been spreading to bars around western Mexico, the newspaper reported. The brewer reportedly plans to sell it in the United States, too.

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