I don’t always celebrate Mexican holidays, but when I do, I prefer Cinqo de Mayo…
Hope you all had a great Cinco de Mayo and got a chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine! I was able to get away to a quick camping trip with friends and definitely enjoyed a refreshing, home-brewed beer (with lime to mark the occasion of course). Sitting around the camp fire, I asked if anyone knew what Cinco de Mayo actually was. After a couple guesses we came to a consensus that it was a celebration of Mexican beer!
Alright, so this might not actually be the reason for the holiday, but that is essentially what it has become. Just like St Patricks Day – do you know why March 17th is marked by drinking green beer…?
For those interested, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration marking the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over the much stronger French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Mexican Cerveza is always a popular beer at Urban Vintner in the summer!