About Us

Manos De Calaca

From the evocative native art of Raudiel Sañudo, which graces our products, to the historically steeped styles we craft at our Baja Norte cerveceria, Manos de Calaca is dedicated to producing beers true to the rich brewing history of Mexico.

What is a Calaca?

Calacas are skeleton figures that represent ancestral spirits throughout Hispanic cultures. They appear in male and female form and typically dressed in festive wardrobes to signify the belief that death, and life after death, can be a joyous affair. For those still living, calacas signify a remembrance of these departed loved ones and a way to honor their spirit.

We honor those who played a role in shaping Mexican beer through our Jefezon, Cabezon and Guladon calacas.

Salud!

Meet the Team

Our inspiration for reviving the true German and Austrian-influenced beer styles of the Mexican beer industry is guided by these passionate beer authorities:

  • Rex Halfpenny
    Rex Halfpenny

    Rex Halfpenny , his passion for beer has led him to dedicate his life to promoting and strengthening the beer culture in Michigan and points beyond. He is a publisher, beer writer and speaker on the subject of beer. As a BJCP National Beer Judge, Rex participates in America’s largest competitions were where he has sat on judging panels with many renowned international brewers. His participation in the American craft beer renaissance is a key asset in his latest initiative, assisting Mexico’s craft beer pioneers and helping them restore beer style diversity in their country.

    • Tom Majorosi
      Tom Majorosi

      Tom Majorsi is a German Degreed Brewmaster with more than 20 years of brewing experience at some of Germanys most prestigious breweries. For the past 13 years he has been a Brewmaster at the Eichbaum Brewery, founded in Mannheim, Germany in 1679. His brewing education consists of attending the Ferdinand von Steinbeis Schule in Ulm, Germany and serving an apprenticeship at Privatbrauerei Sibernagel in Bellheim, Germany.

      • Jose Ruiz
        Jose Ruiz

        Jose R Ruiz, founded MI CerveSA in 2009, it is the leading craftbeer ingredient supply company in Mexico. His education includes the Master of Beer Styles course at the prestigious Siebel Institute and he is a beer judge with accreditation from the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program.)

        • Raudiel Sañudo
          Raudiel Sañudo

          Born in 1980 in Guamuchil Sinaloa Mexico, at the age of 14 moved to Baja California, Tecate and Tijuana Mexico. He studied graphic design at the University of Las Californias in Tijuana and graduated in 2001. Aside from graphic design, has been an illustrator and painter since 2003. For his work he gather inspiration from Life experience, Mexican folklore and iconography such as lucha libre, santeria, skulls, flowers, magic, street vending and flea markets mixing them with the nature

          The Cerveceria

          Our inspiration for reviving the true German and Austrian-influenced beer styles of the Mexican beer industry is guided by these passionate beer authorities:

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