Crown Imports Promotes Safe Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Crown Imports is distributing free Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) cards in Chicago and free Metro fare cards in the Washington, DC area to promote safe Cinco de Mayo celebrations. As the third largest U.S. beer supplier and importer of the premier Mexican beer portfolio—Corona Extra, Corona Light, Victoria, Pacifico, Negra Modelo and Modelo Especial beer brands, that are always enjoyed during Cinco de Mayo festivities—Crown is reminding people to always travel safely when making their plans for Cinco de Mayo by taking public transportation to and from their Cinco celebrations.

“Cinco de Mayo is an exciting and fun spring time tradition, celebrated with family and friends. We want to encourage everyone to enjoy the Cinco festivities throughout the Chicago and DC areas, by celebrating responsibly and planning for their transportation needs in advance,” said Jim Ryan, executive vice president for corporate affairs, Crown Imports.

Representatives from Crown Imports will be distributing free transit cards in Chicago and DC area bars and taverns, in anticipation of the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday. Each card provides a free fare on the CTA (Chicago) or the Metro (DC) for a safe ride home.

Crown Imports, Chicago Transit Authority and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority wish everyone a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo.


About Crown Imports

Crown Imports LLC is a joint venture that imports, distributes and markets the Modelo portfolio and other fine beer brands across the entire U.S. The Modelo portfolio includes Corona Extra, the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and #5 beer overall, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria (select markets) beer brands. Crown also imports the Tsingtao beer brand in the U.S. For more information, visit Crown Imports is a 50-50 joint venture between Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C.V. (MX: GMODELOC), Mexico’s leading company in the brewing, distribution and sale of beer, and Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), a leading international beverage alcohol producer, importer and marketer.