This series of posts is dedicated to the many, many six packs, pony kegs and pints that have sauntered into my life at one point or another.
There’s no denying it. We’ve reached the point in the year when considerations around which beer to reach for are dictated by the weather as much as anything else. Sure, there are also certain embedded urges to indulge in different styles in accordance with other meteorological adjustments conveniently aligned with the calendar, but there’s nothing quite as compelling as the summer sun to tip the taste buds in a particular direction.
The other day, one of my favorite businesses in town afforded some counter space to a representative of Founders Brewing Co., pouring free samples from the Michigan brewery’s line. All were excellent, of course, but when it came time to make a purchase I reached for a mainstay, in no small part because I could readily imagine how perfect it would taste after I toiled in the yard later that afternoon. And the couple more I might indulge in after that reward beer. There’s a reason why they call it All Day IPA.
Previous entries in this series can be found by clicking on the “Beers I Have Known” tag.