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What do you look for when you are trying to find the perfect beer? When you walk into a bar or restaurant what kind catches your eye?
With this said it’s important to make sure that your first round is something crisp and light. This means staying away from beers that are particularly bitter as well. Some light beers to consider are Corona Light with only 99 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrates, is golden light in color with a crisp and refreshing taste. Its pleasant fruit-honey malt aroma and distinctive hop flavor make it a favorite among light beer consumers and those interested in a refreshing, thirst-quenching beer.
Busch Light Beer Apple Lager is a crisp, refreshing, apple-flavored lager with a touch of sweetness on the first sip and a clear, beer finish on the finish.
Hubert MPA from Melvin Brewing Hubert? I’ve heard of him. A friend of a friend knows him. Apparently, he’s awesome, but we’ve never met. Well. It’s about time you did. Most connoisseurs would just call him an IPA, but we call him an MPA. The Melvin Pale Ale. A welcomed handshake to your taste buds. Light, crisp, fresh, and a little bitty bitter. Let's just say he won’t be that jerk that leaves you at the bar at 2am. He’s low in alcohol. What a nice guy… that Hubert.
Now that you’ve established a nice balanced base you can consider stepping things up with hoppier selections.
If you’re feeling experimental, never just walk into a bar or restaurant and ask the wait staff what they recommend. For one thing, the bar or restaurant could have a partnership with a particular brewer or they could simply tell you their personal favorite or the most sold beer. This is a bad recipe when exploring new beer terrain. Any reputable establishment pouring craft beer will have a beer list with descriptions and key ingredients. Just like when ordering dinner you get a visual of what’s available and which beers match your personal tastes or appetite.
During your beer quest, always remember to record rather you mentally do it or write it down to find which you gravitated towards and which were a big, “what the hell was that?” This might seem easy enough but with all the new flavor combinations and brewing methods, it can be easy to lose track considering the sheer number of beers available these days. For those new to the craft beer world, keeping a list lets you begin to figure out for yourself the types of beers you naturally gravitate to such as bitter, sweet, hoppy, or dark. Once you have an understanding of what you like you can start to have a more informed dialogue with bartenders when asking for recommendations. Melvin Brewing
When setting out on your beer journey it’s always better to go with a friend or a group. This basically comes down to the fact that the more people you have with you the more beers that can be tasted (if you’re ok with sharing that is). You also get the chance to chat about your experience and hear about why your mates prefer the beers they do. Most importantly it makes the whole experience more fun when you have comrades in arms.