Best Patio Beers
The best beers for enjoying on a summer day
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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Beijing Yanjing Beer Co., Beijing, China
Certainly goes down easily, with a taste best described as inoffensive or “beer flavoured.” If Yanjing robs a bank, it’ll be tough to pick out of a crowd. Some grassy and lemony notes, with a sour finish.
Where to drink it: On a deck or patio.
Pairing: Nice with peanuts, salted in the shell, or edamame.