Mas Cerveza Por Fabor!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo. And for you gringos, that means Happy 5th of May! In the past, I’ve celebrated this Mexican “holiday (aka American drinking occasion) in the past with margarita recipes. This year, I wanted to do something a little different and feature CERVEZA! Or Beer!!

Corona is one of the best known beers from Mexico and the most sold beer that is produced by Mexico. According to Wikipedia, Corona is one of the five most consumed beers in the world and it’s available in 170 countries. Some more facts:

• Corona was born in 1925

• Corona has 4.6% alcohol by volume and typically served with a wedge of lime or lemon

• It’s one of few beers that is available in a clear bottle. But watch out – this can cause it to become skunk quicker!

• Corona was the first beer to print its label directly on the bottle.

• Corona began importing to the United States in 1979.

• The crown on logo on the label pays homage to the Cathedral of Our Lady Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta.

• In Spain, it’s called Coronita. Translation: Little Crown.


(Sources: Wikipedia & Corona)