While wine pairings was all the rage, now even the classiest restaurants provide up fine craft brews with pairing suggestions and options. However, enjoying a quality brewed drink is an acquired taste and not everyone instantly enjoys the flavor. Because of this, lots of new breweries are looking for new styles of beer that may tickle the fancy of even the stubbornest palettes.
This is a fairly simple and simple rule of thumb to use if you are reluctant to stronger flavors and thicker textures.
Much like learning about coloration, choosing styles that are generally easier to take on a beginner’s palette is a useful skill to know. Hefeweizen, a german style, provide a clean citrus forward flavor with a smooth creaminess that’s refreshing and usually ideal for hot days. Other German or Belgian style brews are equally and will offer and easier experience for newcomers.
It seems that the more experienced drinkers love exploring taste profiles that are successful in hops and malty-ness.
What do you will need to try as a non-beer drinker?
Hefeweizens — As mentioned previously, the refreshing taste that conveys most Hefeweizen beers makes it very attractive for your non-beer drinker. This style is available nearly everywhere in local breweries and national craft brew companies with some brands purchased by the big three national beer sellers.
Sour beers — Sour beers have start to gain in popularity because of their distinctive flavors and capacity to convert the non-brew drinker over. Sours are brewed to have blatantly sour and sour flavors with elevated acidity. They come in many diverse sub-styles and special combinations of preferences so simply trying one will not do this manufacturing justice. Perfect as a dessert drink or through a cold season before the fire, these often have flavors of chocolate, coffee, and a smooth creamy malty-ness that many love.
Use this guide and these three recommendations that the next time you’re trying to convert a non-beer drinker over to the light.