I stumbled across “Trader Jose” when I was shopping at Trader Joe’s one day (get it… Trader Jose, because it’s their Mexican style beer?? Ha, ha!). It was too cheap not to try, so I bought a sixer. To my pleasant surprise, this cleverly named supermarket generic tasted similar to Negra Modelo. I love Negra Modelo; it’s malty goodness just warms my heart! I don’t go shop at Trader Joe’s just for the beer, but when I’m there, I certainly pick up a six-pack, since I know it’s enjoyable (and again, did I mention cheap??).
While “Trader Jose” can’t replace Negra (in my heart at least), it does have a nice comparable flavor with a slightly cheaper price tag.