I’m sorry for all of the school assignment posts lately. This week I decided to make it up to you with a new kind of blog post… The Grab Bag!
It’s getting to that time of year where I can barely afford to feed myself, let alone go to a bar and spend six dollars on a beer. In order to save money I challenge you to visit your local Liquor Mart, and instead of buying an “eight pack ‘a’ bud”, switch it up and start grabbing some different beers out of the fridge. They are no more than $3.50 each, and they are bigger than your average beer.
If your nervous and intimidated by strange foreign beers, don’t worry, I’m here to help! I have personally tried the six beers in this post, and they aren’t as scary as they seem. In fact, you might just enjoy them!
Stiegl is an Austrian beer brewed in the city of Salzburg. Stiegl is a dark golden beer that has an almost floral aroma to it. It is smooth tasting and has hints of citrus. The after taste offers alight bitterness. $2.55 4.9%
Established in 1932, Tiger beer was a staple on the Pacific side of Asia. Now it is in over 70 countries world wide. This pale ale is brewed in Singapore and has a refreshing light taste. It is by no means a bitter beer which makes it very easy to drink. $2.55 5%
I have a personal connection with this particular brew. I had the distinct pleasure of drinking this Spanish beer while sitting on the beach in Barcelona. It tasted much better there than it does in Winnipeg, but that has nothing to do with the beer, only the view. Established in 1876, Estrella is the official beer of FCBarcelona and has a very fresh taste due to the carbonation. Not the easiest beer to drink, but definitely worth a try. $2.73 4.6%
DAB stands for Dortmunder Actien Brauerei (say that 10 times fast), is a brewery in Dortmund, Germany. Every one knows that Germans take pride in meeting standards and being efficient, DAB is no exception. It has a distinct crisp taste yet remains surprisingly smooth. Picture a roller coaster in your mouth. It is brewed the exact same way as it was in 1868. $2.61 5%
The Irish know the most about drinking, so if they vouch for a beer I’m all for it! Harp Lager is one of the most popular beers in Ireland and for good reason. This pale lager has a very clean taste all the way through. Even the after-taste is smooth as the sound of a harp… Wait a second! $3.28 5%
Beck’s is another German beer. It is brewed in Bremen, and it is the worlds best selling German beer! Beck’s has a hoppy taste and a dry finish. It’s golden colour offers a slight fruity taste. An extremely refreshing brew. $3.14 5%
These are only a few of the choices available out there. Be creative and let me know what kinds of beer you tried. If you’re going to make drinking a habit, at least surprise yourself once in awhile !