I’m departing from my usual healthy recipes and healthy tips to talk about beer.
Something you may not know about me – I love beer! I usually post fun cocktail recipes and talk about my love of champagne (champs), but I do love a good beer.
The BF and I love craft beer, especially Oktoberfest brews. So we decided to embark on an Oktoberfest adventure. We bought every Oktoberfest beer we could find and conducted taste tests.
We’ve actually never done an official beer tasting, but we have both been to lots of wine tastings and assumed beer tasting would be similar. It is! Look, swirl, smell, taste. We were good to go there, but we weren’t really sure about what to look for or even sure how to describe beer. Luckily, the internet can tell you anything!
As we tested each beer, we kept an organized spread sheet with beer ratings, descriptions of each beer including the smell, taste, head, lacing, etc. and the calorie count (we kept track of cals for Sweet Success).
Our favorites are based purely on taste. This post has nothing to do with low-calorie or “healthy” options! My philosophy with beer is that you should go for the more flavorful craft beers or microwbrews, have 1-2 and be done. No sense in drinking a flavorless light beer and drinking 5 or 6 of them. But I do think you should be aware of how many calories are in your beer because some craft beers have nearly 200 calories a serving!