In America, we have access to a variety of flavors of beers. Light, dark, strong, etc. we have it all! Some are consumed on certain events or for specific reasons while others are just go-to, every night beers to have along with dinner. When big sports events, such as the Super Bowl, take place, there is a significant rise in the amount of beer and alcoholic purchases. Have you ever stopped to wonder where or how this beer is brewed? With all of the excitement around a big sporting event it is likely that you have not. However, that trend is sure to change once you have read this article.
One of the biggest name brands of beer, consumed widely by college students, is Bud Light. Bud Light tends to be on the cheaper side and sold in large quantities. Thus, why college students lean on it as there go-to drink of choice. It is not only college students who consume this beer. Many older adults also enjoy Bud Light as well. Currently, Bud Light is brewed by a company that also brews 12 other brands of beer as well. It is made with water, barley malt, yeast, rice, and hops. This is a light in color beer, which makes for a somewhat weaker taste. Darker beers are coming up next!
Speaking of dark beers, Guinness is an incredibly popular Irish beer which is also served in the United States. This beer is incredibly dark and brewed with water, malt roasted barley, yeast, and hops. This beer is imported directly from St. James’s Gate in Dublin. Guinness Extra Stout is made in Canada. People from all over the United States loves this Irish beer. Typically, those who have been consuming beer for a larger portion of their life are more inclined to darker beers and especially Guinness. It has a very strong taste to it and can even be considered bitter. Depending on the type of beer you enjoy, you will discover whether or not you tend to like lighter beers or darker beers better.
Corona, a light beer, is one of the best-selling beers in America and even worldwide. This beer is meant to be served in the bottle with a lime or lemon. The lime and lemon add tartness to the beer which pairs wonderfully with Mexican cuisine. Corona is a Mexican beer and has been brewed and bottled there for years.
Whether you find yourself to be a light beer or dark beer drinker, next time you are thinking about the beer you are drinking, start to think about where and how it was brewed. The ingredients are typically listed on the back but it would be interesting to learn how your favorite beer is made and why it tastes the way it does.
Much like people who enjoy wine tasting, learning about brewing beer and the entire process is thrilling! There are various books on the subject and a variety of sources throughout the entire internet that also provide more in depth information for you as to how a lighter beer is brewed differently from a darker beer. This could even open up opportunities for you to begin trying new beers you may not have ever thought to buy! Try going outside of the box and go to your local liquor store and purchase a beer you have never tried before. Beginning the hobby of comparing and contrasting the different beers could be very fun! As always, you must be 21-years-old to purchase and consumer alcohol of any kind, including beer. Drink responsibly.