I wanted to share some of the beers that I have tried and hopefully encourge all your beer novices and martini drinkers out there to try something a little different.
Luna Strawbeer Beer - Ok so probably most people would not consider this a beer. The label actually says it's a flavored tea beer, and I am still trying to figure out what that means. Anyone know?? This tasted just like drinking strawberry soda, or maybe a strawberry champagne, and it was absolutly delish! Tasted nothing like beer, but it made me feel somewhat cool that I was drinking beer :) We found this at Whole Foods, and was suprised to find that this was actually brewed in our town -- Columbus, Ohio. Even more reason to try it! Please note that this was a larger bottle, very cool label, and we got a couple of servings out of it.
Sam'l Smith Organic Strawberry Ale - This was kind of similar to the Luna strawberry beer, but it was a little less sweeter and a little less strawberry flavored. It still didn't have the beer aftertaste which I liked, and it is organic -- score for being healthy while drinking beer! We got this one at Giant Eagle, and like the Luna beer it was a larger bottle. I think I got 2 red solo cups worth of beer out of the bottle (like my way of measuring, so perfect for a beer post!)
Boulder Kinda Blue -- This is a blueberry wheat beer. I LOVE blueberries and anything blueberry flavored, so I was extra excited to taste this beer. It was a very light beer, but didn't really have a big blueberry taste to it. I was a little disappointed in that, but I think because the strawberry beers I have been drinking had such a strong strawberry flavor to it, my expectations were probably off for this one. It wasn't bad by any means, and had only a slight beer aftertaste, and was a way of getting me closer to drinking actual beer than what I had been drinking. I would probably try it again, but I don't think this will become one of my favorites. I do want to find a blueberry beer to love, so I'll just have to keep on with my search. We got this at Giant Eagle, and it came in the standard 6 pack of bottles.
Fruit Cocktail Beer from World of Beers -- This was a fun tasty beer, and I wrote about this beer last week, so check out this post.
Overall it's been fun trying out beers, and I will probably continue to try some different ones here and there. I am also trying to drink a bunch of wine so that I can make a wine cork wreath -- anyone seen these on Pinterest? I need about 75 more corks, so I'll probably be focusing on wine a little more, but it's fun to try new beers especially now that it is summer and there are a ton of cookouts with family and friends. How about you? Any fun beers you recommend?