Correct me if I'm wrong, but American beer is less potent than the native mixes, is it not?
Might be important if someone was trying to pace themselves and not get too piss drunk (too late!)
Here in South Florida, I see more green labelled Heineken being ordered than many US brands. Corona is huge too.
And the young hip dudes and dud-ettes are sucking down what is rather undiplomatically called an "Irish Car Bomb".....a pint of Guinness mixed with a shot of whiskey.....then, an entire shot glass full of Baileys is dropped into the pint as the whole contraption is guzzled. The whiskey curdles the Baileys and turns it into a big lump of liquor rolling down one's throat.
Charming. I'll stick with my rum & tonics.