Anyone know where to get pulque?

I’ve never tried pulque, which is an opaque white agave beer from Mexico. It’s evidently available in cans as well as served in restaurants. Anyone know where I can get some in the neighborhood or the Bay Area? The closest I’ve found is a taqueria outside Sacramento, which incidentally looks awesome.


Update: coincidentally, my favorite cocktail blogger just did a post on Pulque!


11 Responses to “Anyone know where to get pulque?”

  1. kiya says:

    It’s sold all over Los Angeles in supermarkets, you can always have a friend sent you a case. This is the brand that makes it:

  2. James says:


  3. MrEricSir says:

    I’ve never tried pulque…

    If you did, you wouldn’t be looking for it — it’s not particularly good.

  4. Hater says:

    It isn’t a fermented grain and therefore not beer. You could more acurately call it wine or cider.

    • Nick Pal says:

      I thought about this for a while and did some wiki-ing. Cider is typically made from fruit and wine is typically like 7-14% alcohol, which I don’t think pulque is. The agave they use to make pulque is more closely related to yucca than any typical fruit we would make cider out of. So I agree beer is not a perfect word, I don’t know that it’s a terrible word to use.

      • Mike Ross aka Miguel says:

        I have never try it but I suspect it’s an acquired taste. You must know that pulque is made from fermented sap of of maguey (agave) plant and I quote Wikipedia. Tequila and mezcal are also made from agave plant. It’s fermented as oppose to distilled and it isn’t carbonated. It’s also fermented with different ingredientst, from fruits to who knows what. Used to be the drink of gods. Call it what you want, it’s for me to find out. I hear it has medicinal benefits, that’s a good excuse to find out if an alcohol beverage is actually good for you (without abuse).

  5. En-Chu Lao says:

    In a pulquería…….ZING! right over the heads of the beard and flannels.

  6. dan says:

    yeah, its an interesting drink. I went to a pulqueria in D.F. and it was served up in a galvanized bucket with a ladle. we ordered two buckets in two flavors. plain and celery…it has the consistency of snot.
    tried it once, no desire to try it again.