Del Taco is now using Samuel Adams Boston Lager in its beer batter to upgrade its crispy fish tacos.
The Mexican fast-food operator collaborated with The Boston Beer Company on the recipe because “better beer makes better fish tacos,” said the announcement. It’s part of a continuing effort for the chain to deliver on its Del Taco Better Mex brand promise.
Del Taco Beer Battered Crispy Fish Tacos start with wild-caught Alaska pollock filets that are coated in the new beer batter and fried. Each is topped with shredded cabbage and house-made pico de gallo, then served with a fresh lime wedge. Guests can opt for two variations: Original Beer Battered Crispy Fish Taco with secret sauce and new Habanero Beer Battered Crispy Fish Taco with creamy habanero sauce.
Customers can try both when ordering a Del Taco Mix & Match 2 for $5 deal.
Although the chain previously offered beer-battered fish tacos on the menu, they were made with an unbranded, generic beer.
“At Del Taco, we have a culture that has a relentless desire to deliver better guest experiences—from the fresh and house-made ingredients to the outstanding variety and consistent innovation, not to mention the largest value menu around,” said Tim Hackbardt, Del Taco chief marketing officer, in a statement. “Our crispy fish tacos live up to our Del Taco Better Mex standards … using award-winning Samuel Adams Boston Lager in our beer batter makes for a crispy fish fillet with flavors that complement our original secret sauce or creamy habanero sauce.”
A couple of new beverage items are also making their Del Taco debut, both powered up with purple pear. Purple Pear Lemonade Poppers are described as “round bursts of kiwi fruit-flavored juice mixed with prickly pear flavor;” they resemble the tapioca pearls in bubble tea. These “poppers” are served with zero-sugar lemonade over ice and can also be ordered up as Purple Pear Sprite Poppers, served with lemon-lime soda.
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