Root beer may be traditional, but a float made with actual beer? Now that's a treat! Beers like chocolate stouts and fruity lambics are halfway to being desserts already. By adding a scoop of ice cream, we're just helping things along.
Trust me, I love a good cask-aged barleywine or a glass of imperial stout. But I usually save those heavy-hitter beers for special occasions and lazy Saturdays. For casual weeknight dinners, I keep one of these casual weeknight beers stocked in my fridge.
Sweet malty beers usually aren't my thing, and nut brown ales are nothing if not sweet. But there was something about the slant of the late-afternoon sun this weekend that made me want to sit back on the sofa with a stack of magazines and sip something smooth, roasty, and yes, sweet. Enter this Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales.
Beer for breakfast isn't something that typically has a lot of appeal. But a java-infused beer makes the idea a little more tempting. These beers are brewed with actual coffee beans, giving them both a dark-roasted coffee flavor and the corresponding caffeine jolt. Perfect for those of us who love both beer and coffee, no matter the hour of the day.
This beer definitely keeps you guessing. It trips across the tongue, first tasting of apricots and then brown sugar followed by a hit of lemon zest and a peppery bite. Grab a pint and get cozy, because this is one you'll want to sip slowly.
Back before the Prohibition, and before semi-trucks, beerjobbers were the ones responsible for picking up the beer from the brewery and delivering it to the local bar. A new online start-up company has taken over the job - upgraded for the 21st century and delivering brewery-fresh beer right to your doorstep.
Beer and football go together like turkey and Thanksgiving, hot dogs and picnics, cocoa and snow days. I can't imagine cheering on my team (or soothing myself over the agonizing fumbles) without a beer close at hand.
For the prolonged cheering required for the Super Bowl, I say skip the high ABV craft brews and grab something sessionable. Here are five picks to try.