Chopp (4.9% ABV), a "Brazilian style" light lager, similar to Branca but with jazzier advertising. Launched in 2006, it has a lemony taste.
...and, given that Boston has a substantial Portuguese and Brazilian community, this makes sense. It being a lovely warm-not-hot Saturday afternoon, I decided I needed not just a beer but a beer drink and remembered my chelada. But no clam or tomato juice in the house, sadly. So, looking over some recipes, I improvised and thus the Somerville Cheladão:
- In imperial pint glass, coat rim with salt
- Add liberal dashes of hot sauce (I used Goya picante), a few dashes soy sauce, lime juice. Mix.
- Add several ice cubes
- Pour Sagres Chopp (or, really, any light lager, but this worked nicely) slowly
- Gozar a sua cerveja!