About the Abita Brewery
In 1925, Braulio Iriarte founded Cerveceria Modelo in Mexico City. In 1930 Pablo Diez Fernandez would become director general and the majority stockholder of the company. The company would go on to acquire regional breweries producing Victoria (1935), Estrella (1954) and Pacifico (1954).
In 1991 Cerveceria Modelo would change its name to Grupo Modelo. Grupo Modelo is responsible for brewing the following beer brands- Corona, Estrella Jalisco, Leon, Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria.