Friday Night “Happy Hour” in Brazil – Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Toast with Mugs of Beer

Toast with Mugs of Beer

Source: jangadeiroonline.com.br

 

Brazilians love cervejas (beer). Women are beer drinkers on a par with men. With the high demand for beer, the national production of 13 billion liters places Brazil in third place worldwide, after China and the United States (CervBrasil). Happy hour on Friday evenings after work was not only the time for friends to get together after a week of hard work, it was also time for enjoying your favorite beer and trying out new brands.

About a year after joining the staff at Ceará Importers,* the other three female department heads invited me to join them for a happy hour at their favorite barraca on the beach, Praia do Futuro, a fifteen-minute drive from our workplace. Fátima* was a widow with a fifteen-year-old daughter. Regina* was a young married woman with a toddler. Tatiana* was single…

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  • guyaneseonline  On February 25, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Comment from Cyril Bryan – Guyanese Online.

    As a beer drinker sometimes… but in moderation… I could see myself enjoying your Friday afternoon beer sessions at Barraca – Praia do Futuro – Ceará.

    Your story reminds me of our weekly Sunday afternoon 1-7 pm sessions at the Crystal Waters Beach Bar in Barbados .. Cheers!!
    Check out this video of Crystal Waters Beach, Barbados, on a Sunday afternoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=5JZy2e_DVbw&feature=endscreen

    Cyril Bryan – Barbados.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On February 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Love the smell of beer!

  • de castro  On February 26, 2013 at 8:57 am

    my problem with beer is de CO2….I brewed the stuff in GT
    Banks Breweries. Now in SPAIN its tinto-verano…..a touch of summer !….LEMMON JUICE,red wine; PLENTY ICE !

    ENJOY PARADISE brother …. love the bajans…most females ! ha ha ! dem travs-V ah su “deceptively seductive” even more ha ha !
    kamptan

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