News & Opinion | April 26, 2019 2:58 pm

Mexico Is Trying to Ban the Sale of Cold Beer

The proposal has not been met with support

Cold beer
Cold beer might soon be illegal in Mexico City. (Brent Hofacker/Alamy Stock)
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In an effort to cut back on Mexico City’s underage and public drinking problems, a lawmaker has proposed banning the sale of cold beer in convenience stores.

The exceedingly unpopular motion would alter the commerce laws of Mexico City to ban the selling of beer or drinks that are at least seven percent alcohol which are “refrigerated or in different conditions than the ambient temperature.” Stores would also be required to post signs warning patrons of the legal ramifications of public drinking, The Guardian reported.

In response, many began sharing the hashtag #ConLasCervezasNo (Don’t mess with our beers) on Twitter until it was trending.

“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,” read one tweet.

Some experts have complained that that store owners in Mexico, which is flooded with cheap, low-quality alcohol, will resort to selling hard liquor of suspect origin instead.