Impress Your Guests: 5 Great Brews for Beer-Loving Guests
A while back, we talked about which beers are best for a big party with lots of different tastes. But what if you have a special guest coming who you know to be a beer aficionado? Here are five beers that will make your guest clap with glee when they find them in the fridge.
• St. Botolph’s Town from Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project – This tiny little brewing project is producing some really big flavors in their beers. St. Botolph’s, an English brown ale, is one of my favorites: creamy and lush with notes of caramel, raisins, and dark bread.
• Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Company: When I want an IPA, this is the one I crave. It’s not as tongue-twisting as some IPAs, but hits you with a big smack of citrus. The toasty malts are nothing to shake a fist at either. Just a good, solid, superbly crafted IPA.
• Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company: Allagash makes a fantastic wheat beer. It’s crisp and refreshing with spicy notes to perk up the sweet citrusy fruit flavors. Fantastic with food.
• Rare Vos Amber Ale from Brewery Ommegang: Refined and complex, I feel like this is a beer that could give wine a run for its money. It tastes like orange marmalade on multi-grain toast with a surprise hit of nutmeg, coriander, and clove.
In truth and fairness, these are really the beers that would make me clap my hands with glee if I found them in my host’s fridge.
What beer would you love to find in the fridge?