1. You first beers were Tecate, Pacifico or Modelo.
Forget Bud, Miller or Coors, being close to the border meant inexpensive Mexican beer for house parties, because let’s be honest it was not about quality, only quantity.
2. You drank 40s from a paper bag on the beach at night.
Whether it was Ocean Beach up north or Pacific Beach down south, it was a regular ritual picking up these large bottles of sacred liquid from the corner store, before heading down to your crew’s usual spot on the sand.