Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just brew it....

Now that it is officially summer, I want to make a point. Eddie Cochran had it all wrong. There is a cure for the summertime blues. There is nothing better to combat a hot day than a refreshing and cold beverage. While beer might not be my drink of choice, let me assure you, I know a fantastic ale when it comes my way.

And while you are concerned about the volume of carbs each 12 oz beer comes with, let me share a few little known facts about your barley and hops concoction: Beer not only contains B6, but beers containing hops and malt are also a source of antioxidants. So see, it not only makes you look better on the outside (to other people consuming same said beverage) it may just be making you look better on the inside.

Let me share a little list I compiled. For the next time you are seeking a cold tasty, give one (or more) of these a chance. And with 4th of July just days away, I know I will be sipping one of these for sure after the Peachtree Road Race. And since you may either host or attend a cook out or two, by all means, these are always a welcome guest.

Just a note: I am not man enough to drink dark smoky beers. You will find no stouts, barleywines, or malt liquors on my list. These are meant to refresh you my friend, not weigh you down or cause you to do bad things.


1. Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat. (Thanks to my little brother and that fabulous bar in Boston. This is my all-time favorite. Now faithfully served on Delta Airlines. Love it.)

2. Sam Adams White Ale. It is seasonal so you better get it while its hot.

3. Blue Moon (Belgian style white beer made by Molson and a former World Championship of Beer medalist.)

4. Honeymoon (From the makers of Blue Moon. It is a summer pale wheat ale.)

5. Hoegaarden (Belgian style white beer.)

6. Sweetwater Hummer (Made in Atlanta. Boosting that local economy. And you know you did giggle a little bit over the name. Admit it. )

7. Rising Moon. (From the makers of Blue Moon as well. Great wheat beer with a mild twist of Kaffir lime.)

8. Shock Top (Belgian style white ale with hint of orange. Made by Anheuser-Busch.) Serve with a slice of orange. MMMMM.


Vodka Logic said...

As you beer isn't my drink of choice but they are refreshing. My husband always likes to try different beers so I will give him the list. I am not a fan of wheat beers but some of the others sound good. thanks

Mr London Street said...

Ah, Hoegaarden... best served cold, in a beer garden, at the end of a rubbish day at work.

Or that might just be me.

Schmoochiepoo said...

I'm not a big beer drinker but I do enjoy the occasional Corona and lime..does that count?

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