I write about music all the time, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to talk about one of my other passions: beer. While I try to take all things in moderation, I do consider myself a connoisseur of IPAs, pilsners, stouts, and other brews. My love for all things ale might stem from my proximity to the beer capital of the USA, or maybe I just have a taste for the tang of hops. Either way, I like beer so it seems appropriate to share some suggestions. Maybe you’ll discover one you like too.
One of my current favorites is Founders Brewing Co.’s All Day IPA.
I love hops. I don’t know why, but the hoppier, the better. The flavor is phenomenal, and that’s why I like beer: the taste. And while I enjoy inebriation as much as the next guy, I don’t drink to get drunk. In fact, I prefer the opposite. If I don’t get lit right way, then I can enjoy the beer longer, and appreciate all the complexities more.
That’s why Founders All Day IPA might be the perfect beer. It has the hoppyness and aroma of an IPA, but an alcohol level of 4.7%, which makes it extra drinkable, hence the name: you can drink it all day. Now I’m not saying you should drink all day, and I’m not admitting to doing that myself. But hypothetically, if we were to imbibe for an entire afternoon – and it would be our little secret – this would be my beer of choice.
Founders says the All Day IPA “keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.”
It’s only available in Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and Chicago though so if you can’t find it, I recommend you request it. Or move.