Mexicali turns north for beer

Beer delivery trucks, such as this one from Alford Distributing on Wednesday, have been making daily deliveries to many Calexico stores to keep up with an uptick in demand from Mexicali after breweries there were shut down by presidential decree. PHOTO ARTURO BOJORQUEZ

CALEXICO — The shelves of the refrigerated beer display at the FillCo store on the corner of Third Street and Imperial Avenue were looking desolate Monday.

Aside from some 18-packs of Bud Light, a few 12-packs of Miller and assorted cartons of hard seltzer, there wasn’t much left to choose from. This has been typical of many stores around the city over the past two weeks.

Mexicali turns north for beer

Waste bins filled with discarded beer cartons have become a common sight as Mexicali residents have been sneaking beer across the border due to brewery shutdowns in Mexico. PHOTO ARTURO BOJORQUEZ

Mexicali turns north for beer

A sign instructs travelers bringing beer into Mexicali to produce their ID. PHOTO ARTURO BOJORQUEZ

Adelante Valle Editor Arturo Bojorquez can be reached at or 760-335-4646.

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Anonymous Betty

Like they need more beer— please!

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