Do you know the perfect cure for a long hard day of work? It’s beer. Yes, a nice pint of ice-cold, frothy and malty brew should perfectly lift your spirits. Heck, even just the sound of the beer fizzing is enough to make you’re tired, self-swoon in anticipation. What more if you begin trudging it down your parched throat? Phew! All this talk about beer is really starting to make my mouth water. We better get on with this article if we want to catch a fresh pint of happiness later!
Anyway, I think you all will agree with me when I say that there are generally two types of people: One who loves fermented grape aka “wine” and one who loves fermented malt aka “beer.” Wouldn’t you agree? While both beverages have their own unique charm, I prefer to get on the beer train. And no, no amount of belly-bloaty talk is going to change my mind – and I’m a lady!
To me, the zesty and malty taste of beer is still the perfect way to quench a dry throat. Just imagine a bottle or a pint containing a bittersweet and fizzy beverage that’s chilled just right. Doesn’t it sound like heaven? It’s no wonder beer has survived through the centuries. It’s just that good.
Why Do People Love Beer?
There are many types of alcohol that can help you get through a bad day. We have whiskey, rum, wine, bourbon, and if you’re into Asian alcohol, there’s also soju and sake. For the brave, we even have moonshine (but really, get off of this because it’s still illegal in most places: www.wideopeneats.com/commercial-distillers-make-moonshine-can/).
Then again, not all people drink wine. Not all people drink whiskey or rum, or any Asian alcohol. But you know what? A majority of people drink beer. I guess it can’t be helped that it’s a crowd favorite.
It is served in all sorts of places for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, it’s just a run to the local convenience store to get yourself a nice bottle to spend the night with. Other times, it’s a visit to the local pub with the boss so that you can talk about upcoming projects and other work matters.
There are also special days when everybody decides to binge drink a barrel of beer to celebrate a particular occasion. It has always been considered a happy drink by many people. This is because, unlike other liquor, beer is light on alcohol. Most of them will contain just 5 or 10 percent. Anything higher than that and it would ruin the taste of this wholesome beverage. Because the alcohol content is fairly low, people get to talk longer, bond better, and just have good, innocent fun throughout the night.
Now, I doubt you can get the same type of atmosphere when you binge drink whiskey or rum. Those drinks may give you a quick dose of alcohol, but it gets too quick sometimes that you end up a wreck after just a few shots. This is why people like me, who simply prefer to have some tipsy fun, prefer this malty beverage. It makes you drunk enough to have fun but not too drunk that you end up wasted.
What Real Beer Tastes Like
Most of you are probably familiar with commercial beers. We’re talking Budweiser, Heineken, and the like. Those brews are classic and they’re convenient too. You can easily buy them off Walmart or a 7-Eleven joint. Not to mention, they taste pretty darn good too. However, did you know that there are other ways to savor the flavor of good beer? The pre-packaged bottles we have is nothing compared to a fresh brew – wait, make that a fresh, organic brew.
They say that alcohol is better when aged. True enough, alcohol does taste better when given just the right time to ripen. However, pre-packaged contain more than just your good old beer. Certain chemicals are in the mix to make sure that the beverage tastes fresh even after it has been stored for months or years.
This is one of the rare cases wherein “aging” isn’t necessarily making anything taste better. In fact, it can make the taste flat. While aging does help with fermentation and therefore create a lovely taste, fresh brews make you taste a rainbow of flavors. From the bittersweet to the fruity and tangy, a fresh pint can take you on a colorful journey of flavors that you never knew it had. And that’s real beer right there – freshly made, slushed from barrels.
Where Can You Find Good Beer?
The convenient store gives you plenty of options. The supermarket gives you even more. However, if you’re truly searching for that one-of-a-kind tasting experience, visiting a brewery is definitely your type of date. Bring your mom, your partner, your wife, or your kid (of legal age, okay?) and invite them to an organic beer brewery event. After all, a fresh pint of beer is better enjoyed with some good company.
If you’re wondering how you can get to one (an organic brewery, that is), just remember this simple note to live by: If Napa is wine country, then Vancouver is the home of the finest organic brewery.
Yep! When it comes to organic brews, Vancouver should be your guy. And you know what the biggest jackpot is? They have pizza too – the perfect match to your pint of beer. Organic brews are definitely going to let you experience alcohol like you never had before. Also, because it’s organic, you can be sure that no funny chemicals are added. You will get to taste beer naked – no additives, no funny business, and only pure, brewed love.
So hey, instead of just hearing it from me, why not check out more information about organic brews yourself? You’re sure to love what you’ll find out.