Corona, along with its flagship Corona Extra, is considered one of the best-known beer brands in the world. Therefore, it’s no surprise that this beer tops the US list when it comes to best-selling imports.
Corona has been brewing its beer since 1925 in Mexico, but it only debuted in the US in 1981. With smart marketing, Corona Extra quickly became one of the American drinkers’ favorite beers.
Don’t Forget the Lime
When you order a bottle of Corona Extra, it typically comes with a lime wedge that the server stuffs in the neck, and no one really knows why. However, there are a few rumors on the necessity of serving the beer with the lime wedge. Some say it’s used to kill germs, clean the bottle’s tip, mask the skunky beer taste, or shoo away flies.
Some people think it was just a marketing ploy. If it is, it worked well and made Corona Extra famous. Whatever the reason is, the tradition of stuffing a lime wedge into this Mexican beer’s neck has stuck, literally and permanently.
The Corona Extra Taste
According to Corona’s website, they’re currently the 5thbest-selling beer brand in the world. Obviously, the controversial wedge of lime plays a significant part in the beer’s fame. If you’re used to flavorless or light American lager, you’ll be undoubtedly intrigued when served with a limeade that’s actually a beer.
Without the lime, though, Corona Extra is just like any typical American beer. It has a very clear, pale straw color and pours with a medium white head. The nose is subtle with a hint of hops.
Corona Beer Prices
Corona beer is currently available in five variants – Extra, Light, Premier, Familiar, and Refresca. Here are their prices on average.
Corona Extra – With a smooth, refreshing taste perfectly balanced between lighter local beers and stronger European imports, Corona extra is a well-adjusted beer with aromas of honey and fruit plus hints of malt. It has a clean and crisp flavor due to the perfect combination of malt and hops, giving it an excellent taste profile.
Prices: 6 pack, 12 fl oz cans, 9.2 proof – $8.5; 12 pack, 12 fl oz cans, 9.2 proof ($13.5); 6 pack, 12 fl oz bottles, 9.2 proof ($8); 12 pack, 12 fl oz bottles, 9.2 proof ($13.5); 18 pack, 12 fl oz bottles, 9.2 proof ($19); 24 pack, 12 fl oz bottles, 9.2 proof ($24)
Corona Light – A pilsner-type lager with a taste that is refreshing due to outstandingly brewed light flavor combined with a clean, crisp finish. The Corona Light is the perfect brew for those who seek a light beer but want a full flavor, thanks to the characteristic hop flavor and the pleasing aroma of fruit and honey. Corona Light pairs well with citrus-infused and spicy dishes because it’s naturally easy to drink.
Price: 12 pack, 12 fl oz bottles, 8 proof ($13.5)
Corona Premier – If you’re looking for that light beer and premium low-carb experience, the Corona Premier is just perfect. It’s the most drinkable and smoothest Corona variant due to its even-bodied feel and crisp, refined flavor. Each 12 fl oz bottle of Corona Premier only has 90 calories and 2.6 grams of carbohydrates, making it the perfect brew for sharing with your guests, casual entertaining, or a ‘self-reward’ after a hard day’s work.
Price: 12 pack, 12 fl oz bottles, 8 proof ($13.5)
Corona Familiar – Possessing the crisp, bright taste that Corona is famous for but higher alcohol content and a bit fuller flavor, Corona Familiar pays respect to the brand’s heritage and authenticity. This beer is the one you should serve during small gatherings with family and friends.
Price: 12 pack, 12 fl oz bottles, 9.6 proof ($13.5)
Corona Refresca – Imagine the tropical fruits of Mexico mixed with Corona beer. That’s what you get with the Corona Refresca, available in Coconut Lime, Guava Lime, and Passionfruit Lime. Let the tropics come to you with this tropical, bright drink with natural fruit flavors and only 4.5% alcohol content.
Price: 12 pack, 12 fl oz cans, 9 proof ($13.5)
Common Corona Beer Prices List
|6pk - 12oz Cans||$8.50||9.2|
|12pk - 12oz Cans||$13.50||9.2|
|Corona Extra||6pk - 12oz Bottle||$8||9.2|
|12pk - 12oz Bottle||$13.50||9.2|
|18pk - 12oz Bottle||$19||9.2|
|24pk - 12oz Bottle||$24||9.2|
|Corona Light||12pk - 12oz Bottle||$13.50||8|
|Corona premier||12pk - 12oz Bottle||$13.50||8|
|Corona Familiar||12pk - 12oz Bottle||$13.50||9.6|
|Corona Refresca Variety Pack||12pk - 12oz Cans||$19||9|
Corona Beer Common Recipes
Corona Beer is a top-seller imported beer in the US so there’s no wonder why a lot of Corona-based drinks have been concocted all over the country. Here’s a couple of cocktails you can try.
Cinco de Mayo won’t be complete without this refreshing cocktail. The classic margarita is made even more exciting with a bottle of Corona Extra.
- Silver tequila, 1 ½ oz.
- Lime sour mix, 3 oz.
- Triple sec, ¾ oz.
- Corona Extra, 12 oz.
- Rimming salt
- Ice cubes
- In a cocktail shaker, pour tequila, lime sour mix, triple sec, and ice cubes.
- Shake the mixture well and pour over a strainer and into a pint glass with a salted rim.
- Flip the Corona beer quickly upside down and into the drink. Serve immediately.
Who knew that the tequila sunrise cocktail could be made even better with beer? And not just any beer, but Corona Extra! The Corona Sunrise is the perfect drink to enjoy in summer!
- Tequila, 1.5 oz.
- Grenadine, 1 oz.
- Orange juice, 2 oz.
- Orange slice
- Corona Extra, ½ bottle
- In a pint glass, mix orange juice and tequila.
- Add in the grenadine and ice cubes.
- Fill the glass with half a bottle of Corona Extra.
- Garnish the glass with the orange slice.