What is Cinco de Mayo & the Best Beers to Drink in Celebration
What exactly is Cinco de Mayo? What beers are must haves for a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Read on to find out!
By Shira Kogut on May. 05, 2016
What is Cinco de Mayo?
Contrary to common belief this is not Mexican Independence Day (this is celebrated on September 16). Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican unlikely defeat over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Great Mexican beers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo:
Day of the Dead Beer
(We loved the cool art on the labels, so we had to show you them all, but you can pick whichever matches your tastes.)
Dos Equis Amber
This is a rich, full-bodied Mexican import with a reddish-gold color. This brew is made from the finest ingredients, representing the brand’s traditional Mexican heritage.
Sierra Nevada’s Otra Vez
We know it isn’t actually Mexican, but it has lots of Mexican flavours and we love it!
This needs no explanation. Corona is the perfect beer to drink on Cinco de Mayo.
Another great Mexican beer. Modelo is a popular Mexican beer made with filtered water, malted barley, hops, corn and yeast.
Mas Cerveza, Por Favor!!!
These beers taste even better when paired with Barbecue Galore’s recipe for Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Wings. Let us know if you try it!
Whatever you are drinking or eating, we hope your fiesta is fabulous! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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