Best Pub Beers
Going for a round? You'll want one of these beers
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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Boston Beer Co. (Samuel Adams), Boston, Mass.
You can smell the strong, floral hops as soon as you open the bottle. They’re not as bitter as your typical IPA, but they add balance, maturity, and complexity to the sweet malty flavours. A reliable standby.
Where to drink it: With pals in a cozy pub — it tastes like liquid friendship.
Pairing: With rich and savoury foods like steak or black bean soup or bruschetta.