6.03.2009

Summer Beer

So I'm a beer girl myself. I do enjoy mixed drinks and wine, but when I have a choice I go for beer. (I really like Michelob GOLDEN Light, which is only sold in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. I heard a rumor somewhere that it's Mich's rival to Bud Light. If anyone knows why it's only sold in the Upper Midwest, please tell me because other light beer drinkers need another choice besides Bud Light & Miller Light. Ok, small vent over).

I want to find the perfect summer beer. It could be an Ale, I don't really care. But I'm on a quest.
Goose Island is one of my favorite brewing companies. Their Summertime is nice and light, sweet and crisp. If the right temp, it's absolutely awesome. It's not really comparable to Blue Moon or Leinie's Honeyweiss, though similar at the same time. It still has a hint of fruitiness but not so overwhelming. Definitely great on a hot day! I'd put it in a frosty mug.
This Wacko by Magic Hat (Vermont) is way too sweet for me. I think actually that the fruit flies in the kitchen liked it more than I did. That's how sweet it is! It is also pink, so definitely pour this into a glass to get the full effect (it looks more like a cider gone wrong in a glass). Honestly, if I wouldn't have had the Goose Island first, I think I would've liked it more. This would be good to try if you're doing a sampler sort of party, but don't get a full 12 pack! That's a little too much sweetness that my teeth can't handle!

So, what's your favorite beer?!?!??? I want to try it!

2 comments:

Jenn said...

Ooo...There's a little specialty shop the next city over I'll have to check if they have those here. I usually like a nice Stella or New Castle. If nothing else I'll take Heineken. I've actually just gotten into hefeweizen.

Donna-FFW said...

I can not wait to see what your favorite beer is going to be. I am a plain old Coors Light beer girl.