How To Drink Beer
The legal age for drinking throughout most of the US is 21 so, if you're cresting the big birthday, you probably will need some pointers on how to drink beer. Who are we kidding? You probably know how to drink beer but the below tips will help you do it the right way in order to maximize the taste.
- Prepare to drink beer by selecting the right beer. If you prefer a light, highly carbonated taste, head for a lager, such as Budweiser or Miller. Ales are a more flavorful beer and are made with a different type of yeast than lagers. Dark beers, such as Porters or Stouts, such as Killian Red or Guinness, have a deeper, richer flavor and undertones of coffee or chocolate. As a rule of thumb, dark beers are heavier than lagers or ales so you might not be able to pound as many down. Dark beers are also usually more expensive than other beers.
- The next thing to do before you settle in to select your beer glass. A glass beer mug works well for typical beers such as Budweiser or Miller but, if you're drinking a more flavorful pale lager, chill up a Pilsner beer glass. If you're planning on drinking a LOT of beer, you might consider purchasing one of the insulated plastic mugs to keep your brew cool longer.
- A beer should be drunk from a chilled glass so place your glass in the freezer for the coldest glass. You may also place a beer mug in the refrigerator but an icy brew goes particularly down well in the hot summer sun.
- If you prefer, you can certainly drink beer right from the can or bottle. Choose cans though if you're in an environment where bare feet may reside, such as poolside or on a boat. Beer cans are also easier to compact and dispose of.
- Serve yourself a side of chips, popcorn, peanuts, or any other salty snack to make your Budweiser drinking experience even more pleasurable.