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.
This one smells like sweet, lemony, ginger ale when you pop the top. Extravagant, spicy, floral hops wrestle a sweet, citrusy malt. Spiciness lingers on the tongue. Beer nerd excitement!
Where to drink it: Late fall beer, while watching a football game.
Pairing: Go big or go home. Try this with your favourite spicy dish, like hot and sour soup or buffalo chicken wings.