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Top 5 Summer Beers

#5- Smithwicks

The only heavier beer on the list, Smithwick’s (pronounced Smidicks, or Smitticks).  To me this is a lighter/better tasting/more original version of Guinness.  The original Smithwicks was brewed in 1710 in a spot where monks had been brewing ale since the 1300s.  Basically, if your Irish and you’ve never tried Smithwicks…. get on it.  If your a beer fan and you have never tried Smithwicks…… get on it.

#4- ShockTop/Blue Moon

Kind of a cop out to pick two, but these are pretty similar.  Shock top, brewed by Anheuser Busch is a more creamy, commercial, and most importantly cheap version of blue moon.  Both beers are Belgian-style wheat and spiced with orange.  Tasty and very good to sip poolside.

#3- Sam Summer

Its that time again.  The 5 months when Sam Summer is available.  Taste is a little bit of spice and a little bit of lemon.  Just don’t drink these all night, the more you drink the worse the hangover in the morning.  (ps…. did you know Samuel Adams is now Americas largest brewery, support your country, buy domestic!)

#2- Sea Dog Blueberry

Its just so good.  Obviously this beer has a blueberry taste, but unlike some “fruity” beers, the taste is not overpowering at all.  It is a great blend of beer & blueberries and you should definitely give it a try.

#1- Magic Hat #9

The ultimate summer beer and my personal 2nd favorite beer of all time.  Shades of apricot, very smooth, and something you could drink all day. Magic Hat #9 embodies a summer beer.

Healthy Beer…

May 17, 2010 1 comment

Taste buds: neutral.... Belly fat: lowest

While miller lite may not be the best tasting beer in the world, it is however the healthiest. With a mere 3.2g of carbs and only 96 calories per 12oz it is, without a doubt the healthiest beer to still have at least 4.2% alc per beer. Other beers with 60sh calories dilute the beer to under 3% per 12oz. Heavy beers have slightly upwards of 5% alcohol for reference. So if you want the highest amount of alcohol with lowest amount of beer belly….. choose miller lite

For all you fools out there, carbs are the most important part of this equation. All beers are going to have a similar amount of calories, but can vastly differ in the amount of carbs. If you have not heard of the atkins diet, basic concept is; you can eat as much fat as you want, however if you do not take in any carbs you will still lose weight. For reference, again, Miller 3.2g carbs…. bud light has 6.6g… aka… half the carbs.
If you drink alot, might as well do it without the beer belly

Lastly, but not least…

The drinks to healthiness ratio is a J curve.  If you have one to three drinks ((beer or wine(not hard alcohol), though wine has more antioxidents)) per day it is a healthy amount.  Anything above three and you enter the unhealthy zone.  The more and more you drink, the worse it is for your body.

For men: Two drinks a day=healthy.  Three drinks=neutral.

For women: One drink a day=healthy.  Two drinks=neutral.