Don't Get Stuck in a Beer Rut
September 15, 2017
It’s said that humans are creatures of habit, and that is never more true than when it comes to our food and beverage choices. It’s difficult to branch out to the different and unknown – we get it. However, you’ll never know what’s out there if you don’t try some new flavors. Follow our guide if you’ve been wanting to try out something new.
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There’s truly nothing wrong with light beer. There’s a reason they’re some of the top selling beers in the nation each year. However, they’re not the best you could ask for in the way of flavor. Both Lagunitas Pils and Mama’s Little Yella Pils are crisp and easy to drink throughout a whole day, but boast more flavor than light beer counterparts.
Corona try... Presidente | Modelo
While Corona is the “official beer of summer”, it leaves many with something to be desired. There’s a reason many put a tree’s worth of limes in their bottle. Presidente is an American-style lager that is brewed in the Dominican Republic. Its green glass bottle is seen everywhere in the DR, and rightfully so. The beer is the perfect light pool or ocean-side alternative with better flavor that isn’t reliant on added citrus fruits. However, it can be hard to come by in the United States, so Modelo is a close second if you need an alternative to the alternative.
Our guess is that you would love a beer that’s heavy in both texture and flavor, but Guinness isn’t quite it. It’s thinner than most porters due to the nitrogen mixed in to give Guinness its signature foamy head. Dogfish Head and Founders are some of our favorite breweries to feature on tap, give either of these beers a try.
Blue Moon or Shock Top try... Allagash White
We’re aware that sometimes these are American’s first thought for an alternative to beers from one of the big three American breweries. However, we think we could be a little more creative than that. If you look at the fine print, these two beers are made by Coors and AB/InBev, respectively. This Allagash brew packs flavors and aromas of coriander and clove, and citrus notes of orange and banana. That said, this beer has no need for add-ons, so you can save your orange slices.
Maybe you aren’t a huge beer drinker at all- and that’s okay too! Fall is the perfect time to dive into a hard cider, which is a great non-beer alternative. When the leaves begin to change, you’ll be certain to see the blue and red harvest designed cans of Angry Orchard everywhere. Don’t limit yourself to this option, however, as there are hundreds of ciders out there. Both Bold Rock and Roots Cider Company make some outstanding alternatives that are a little lighter on the palette than the seemingly alcoholic apple juice that many ciders resemble.