This For The Weekenders I thought I’d tone things down a bit, keep it low key. While I’m constantly showing you guys great places to go and get booze, sometimes not everyone wants to spend $10 + on a single glass/bottle of alcohol. Plus I also wanted to share with you some great and healthiest beer out there that I personally drink in order to keep calories decent while still tasting great and keep the good times rolling. Like I always say, you can drink or eat anything, as long as it’s in moderation and with a bit of careful research.
So here’s a few of the healthiest beer you can bring along to or supply at the next big house party you’ve been getting stoked for. Enjoy.
If You’re Looking for a Good Buzz, Go with Guinness Extra Stout. It packs a bit more of a punch than it’s sibling beer Guinness Black Lager (4.5%) – and also helps colds. Whenever I feel a bit of something with my immune system coming on, I take one bottle of extra stout and mix it in a blender with a single raw egg, yolk included. Blend that puppy until frothy and smooth then down the hatch.
The taste is robust and strong, some say it’s bitter but I don’t really think so. It’s one of those beers you can drink down without having had too much on your stomach and it’ll actually fill you up. Great in the winter but not really recommended for the summer, you can’t lose with this one and don’t have to worry about it getting you sick (not calling any names here but…the perp that does begins with a “K.”). To top it all off it comes in at 6% – so if you’re alcohol tolerance has far exceeded numbers 4% and under or you just don’t wanna feel like you’re drinking carbonated water, this one’s for you.
If you really are focused on “calories” though by all means check out Guinness Black Lager, it’s a great alternative and has a smoother taste. For an even lighter beer, but in my opinion even less taste, shoot for Guinness Draught.
If You Want Something Light and Refreshing, Go With Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This stuff is awesome. There was a time in my life when I lived in the country, and in that place there was a pizza joint. Not just any pizza joint – an amazing joint. A mom and pop, carry-out only pizza place where the ingredients were all natural with a MASSIVE array of toppings. Some of which I’ve only been able to find since then on Pizza Rustica‘s menu.
They also sold beer, which was awesome for a pizza place, and made it interesting by letting you create your own pick & mix 6-pack. This is where I discovered Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and haven’t looked back since. Citrusy aroma, surprisingly bold flavor, incredible smoothness, and an unbelievable finish. One of the few pale ales I’d drink – which is saying something.
So-so on the calorie end, around 175 which is right up there with Guinness, but hey – if you want to drink beer to feel the buzz, better to have a beer that only requires a few bottles compared to 6 or 7 light beers. If not it kind of just defeats the term “in moderation.”
Last Stop, Newcastle…As In, The Beer. If You’re Just Looking for Something Familiar, but Smooth. Newcastle Brown Ale is the way to go. Well known over in the UK but not really favored here, nevertheless this is still a favorite of mine whenever I’m looking for a sweet tasting brew. Easy on the calories and reasonably priced, even the carb count won me over when first trying this brown ale.
What I love about this beer is the aroma – a nice nutty and caramel with a hint of coffee smell. Light carbonation, and still strong enough to feel the buzz coming on. Goes great with light foods and your classic chicken wings if you’re into watching the game. An all around winner for whenever you’re out at the bar/pub or just having a few friends over.
The best part about all three of these? Practically no hangover. You can really tell the quality of a beer when you have your fill of it the night prior and wake up the morning after – if your head feels like it’s got a mallet that’s been pounding it all night, it’s a sure bet the ingredients that the beer was made with were of cheaper quality.
Beer is a lot like life – it’s not about how you start – but how you finish. 😉
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