It's Cinco de Mayo and that means drinking.  Hell, around here, every holiday is a drinking holiday.  Certain holidays require certain kinds of drinks; like St Patrick's Day. Cinco de Mayo is no exception.

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Over the years it's always been margaritas and tequila shots.  In the past few years, with the explosion of specialty concoctions, I've switched to beer.  The obvious choices are Corona and Dosequis.  But you wouldn't believe how many Mexican beers there are on the market and available to us here in the states.  Brands like Baja Oatmeal Stout, Baja Peyote Pale Ale, Tijuana Morena and, my favorite name, Cucapa Green Card.  So, as you can see, there are many choices for today.  Here then are my top 5 choices for Cinco de Mayo Beer:

1. Negra Modelo

2. Pacifico

3. Sol

4. Victoria

5. Modelo Especial

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