The brew is called Beach Bell. It's a Mexican-style Amber Lager developed by the brewery and Taco Bell's culinary chefs. According to the release, the beer has "a unique flavor profile to enhance and compliment Taco Bell’s food and flavors." Unfortunately for most lovers of tacos and beer, the beer is only available at the Newport Beach Cantina location, which officially opens on December 14.
In December, Taco Bell has opened Cantinas in Newport Beach, Cincinnati, and Wabash, bringing the US total to 11. Next up are locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boulder, and Madison. Serving beer, in addition to the new dollar menu, is only cementing Taco Bell as a late-night hub for people looking to live mas, even though none of the Cantinas will have a drive-thru window.