Best Dinner Party Beers
Skip the wine and serve these beers to your thirsty guests
By Don McSwiney for Avenue Calgary's June edition.
Don McSwiney’s beer drinking resume includes 25 years of enthusiastic consumption, as a private citizen and member of The Dino Martinis. Turn-ons include long walks on the beach, beer, discovering great new beer and talking or writing about beer. Turn-offs include beer snobs and those unwilling to give different beer styles a chance.
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Hurbanova Brewery, Slovakia
Kind of a careful lager — always does the speed limit and files its taxes on time. Not complex and a little on the sweet side. Smells boozier and hoppier than it tastes, but goes down easy.
Where to drink it: A nice afternoon-spent-reading-in-the-living-room-while-listening-to-records beer.
Pairing: With rich food due to its mild nature, if that’s what you’re looking for. Could see it with roast pork or bratwurst