Drinco de Mayo

This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo (CdM), so don’t go out to eat on Sunday because the kitchen staff will be hung over.  For those of you not in the know, which I can’t imagine there are many readers of this site that aren’t, CdM commemorates the Battle of Puebla where the Mexican army achieved an unlikely victory over the French.  It is a day of Mexican pride, much like St Patricks Day where Guinness is drank and people eat corned beef, on CdM people drink Mexican beer (which they will order by asking for a cerveza) and eat at Chilis or On The Border.

I normally bitch about “Amateur Nights”, but as I have gotten older I learned to avoid them.  Irish pubs on Cinco de Mayo and Mexican joints on St Patrick’s Day.  It’s brilliant really.  I’m kidding of course.  I go to all of the same places I go to regardless of the night of the week or the holiday because I am not an Amateur, I’m a regular, so I do what I want, regularly.

Amateur night aside, we are fans of drinking beers that are themed around the holiday that it currently is.  We drank Guinness on St Patrick’s Day, I will drink Tecate on Saturday, and on Memorial day, Flag day, and the 4th of July I hope Budweiser makes those USA Bud cans because I will drink those.  Nothing says America more than drinking from a can with an American flag on it.  When associating a beer with a holiday it only makes the holiday that much better and gives you that much more to look forward to.

What are some of your favorite beers to drink on certain holidays?  One of my favs is Pumpkin Ale on (and around) Halloween.

-Phil

Saturday I will review Tecate for No Philters, so be sure to check it out.  Finally this is Brewery #97, so we are looking forward to #100 soon.