When Jason Buehler, the head brewer for Denver Beer Co., took a trip to Puebla, Mexico, to help judge a beer competition, he had no clue he’d come back and start a brewery focused on Mexican beers. But the friendships he struck with brewers south of the border and his enchantment with the country’s bountiful, unique ingredients spurred him to open Cerveceria. Located a hop, skip, and a jump from his DBC stomping grounds (he remains head brewer there, and Cerveceria shares the same owners), the 100-seat taproom is decorated in brightly colored murals by Mexican-American artists. The 10 taps often pour beers brewed in collaboration with Mexican breweries, including a Rosita schwarzbier made with Cerveceria Itañeñe and brewed with cacao flowers. Other popular choices include the Mexican lager ¡Venga!; the pineapple blonde ale Señor Piña; and the Churro Stout, made with actual churros in the mash. Whenever they’re open, it’s a party, what with the rotating food trucks parked outside (including the El Gallo Blanco taco truck), salsa dancing lessons, loteria (a bingo-like game popular in Mexico), and lively crowds.