Your Spring drinking preferences
SPring is around the corner, lamb, ramps and asparagus will soon be on our plates and the weather will be getting warmer.Not only do i tend to eat seasonally but i tend to drink seasonally as well. As the weather warms and people celebrate which ever spring rebirth ritual they follow my beer drinking shifts from Heavy Stouts, Barley wines and strong Belgians to Bocks, Dry stouts and swartzbiers. What styles(beers) do you enjoy during spring. I am looking for new ideas.
Bocks, Wits, Fruit beers, lambics (with easter brunch..sort of a bad pun, really) Geueze (sp?), American Wheats and any Italian beers. Don't know why ANY italian works. I just do.
apricot wheats, wit style microbrews (if i can find any) more micro brown ales (if i can find any).
basically, i'm not much of a heavy stout, barley wine or strong belgian drinker to begin with so it's not much of a change for me.
In warmer weather I like white beer -
1) Boreal Blanche
2) Belgian white beer, such as Hoegaarden
3) Blanche de Chambly
The warmer it gets, the more pilsners, pale ales, and kolsch beers I'll drink. I like porters and stouts when it's cold. And if I'm actually on the water (ocean or river) on a hot day, I'm not above a cheap mass-produced beer that is mostly water.