5 Best Beers for a #BeerSnob Newbie
For anyone, like me, who has recently found themselves interested in the world of craft beer, starting off can be a bit of a challenge. There are so many craft breweries, carrying so many different craft beers, that choosing a place to start drinking is quite overwhelming. After a few weeks of tasting, I’ve come up with this short list of beers that I found to be the best for a #BeerSnob newbie. Feel free to comment with some feedback, beer suggestions, and adventures for the #BeerSnob newbie to try!
Dark Star Hophead
Comments: Really, really good. Light, refreshing. I definitely taste the floral notes.
When I’d Drink It: Anytime really. Great on a warm, sunny summer day, that’s when I first tried it.
Newbie Lesson: I. Love. This. Beer.
Get it here: http://www.alesbymail.co.uk/dark-star-hophead
Camden Hells Lager
Comments: Deeper flavour than Dark Star Hophead, dry and hoppy.
When I’d Drink It: With dinner, would pair well with a roast dinner.
Newbie Lesson: Lagers are DEFINITELY different from ales, looking forward to exploring this difference more.
Brewdog Punk IPA
Comments: Fruity, very flavourful.
When I’d Drink It: Struck me as a good happy hour beer, out at the pub in a beer garden.
Newbie Lesson: Not all IPA’s taste the same, love the varieties I’ve uncovered thus far.
Beavertown Gamma Ray
Comments: Floral notes, almost juicy in flavour.
When I’d Drink It: Good for an afternoon in the park, a barbeque with friends
Newbie Lesson: Shoutout to America for these awesome whole leaf hops, I really like the taste.
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
Comments: Woah, strong. Really delicious bitterness, more bold than others on this list.
When I’d Drink It: With something rich to eat, a nice english cheddar perhaps?
Newbie Lesson: Had some trepidations about tasting bitterness, but this is easy to drink.