TORONTO — April 7 marks National Beer Day in the U.S., a day that commemorates the end of Prohibition in 1933 (the first time in 13 years that people were allowed to buy and sell beer, as long as it had less than 4 percent alcohol by volume)
The historic day was generating buzz on both sides of the border on Tuesday.
It also happened to fall on the same day that an industry group in Ontario suggested consumers be given the option to buy take-home beer from establishments such as restaurants, bars and pubs.
Restaurants Canada says six provinces (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia) already let restaurants and bars sell beer for home consumption as part of their liquor licences.
As for which brand Canadians reach for most, according to VinePair — an online magazine about wine, beer and liquor — it’s Budweiser.
In the States, Bud Light is reportedly the most popular beer.
In Mexico, the top pick is Corona. If you’re vacationing in the Caribbean, those in the Bahamas love their Kalik; Jamaica’s choice is Red Stripe while the Dominican Republic prefers its Presidente.
Most popular beers in Central and South America, according to VinePair
As for Europe, depending where you are, you’ll be drinking like a local if you grab a Guinness (Ireland), Carling (England), Heineken (Netherlands), Stiegl (Austria) or Kronenbourg (France).
Most popular beers in countries around the world, according to VinePair
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With files from The Canadian Press
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on March 17, 2015 and updated on April 7 (“National Beer Day” in the U.S.).
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