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Outrage in Mexico over motion to ban sale of cold beer

Outrage in Mexico over motion to ban sale of cold beer

Mexico City residents outraged over unprecedented for this country measure, stiff penalties for selling a cold beer. As Guardian understood, the Mexicans immediately reacted on the motion with the hashtag #ConLasCervezasNo (Don’t mess with our beers) trended on Twitter.

Mexico’s climate is very warm, and the frequently high temperatures require to slake people’s thirsts all the time. One of the favourite beverages among the Mexicans is a cold blonde beer. But Mexico City’s lawmaker introduced a motion on Wednesday to ban the sale of the cold beverage in convenience stores, and that ridiculous move caused a stir on social media.

The legislative step would modify Mexico City’s commerce laws to ban selling beer or beverages of 7% or less alcohol content, which are “refrigerated or in different conditions than the ambient temperature.”

Mexico City has its own unique culture of consuming the traditional beverage, a cold blonde beer. The ubiquitous mom-and-pop stories in the capital often sell cold beer in big bottles provided with plastic cups, which people use to consume the product on-site. To buy the warm beer under given the frequently high temperatures is a ridiculous measure.

“It’s incredible that our lawmakers think of so many stupidities without previously resolving the true and serious problems in CDMX and all of Mexico,” the Mexican wrote on Twitter.

Some proponents of banning cold beer sales complain the country is awash in cheap alcohol– and say convenience stores will still sell hard liquor of questionable quality for rock bottom prices. Mexico’s consumer watchdog has warned 45% of the bottled spirits sold in the country are adulterated.