Red Stripe Lager
A refreshing beer should lift your spirits, and that's exactly why you should reach for a bottle of Red Stripe Lager. It's brewed with enthusiastic joy in Jamaica and is marketed as a happy beer designed to put a smile on faces around the world. This peppy Amber Lager was originally brewed in 1928 and is now produced and distributed by a subsidiary of Heineken. It wasn't released in cans until 2014 but is now available in cans and bottles in Jamaica, the United States, and a few additional countries.
This is a full-bodied beer that keeps the alcohol light. Load your cooler with cans and head off to the beach, or pass around the bottles at your next big celebration. The beer is smooth and refreshing, and it delivers that crisp finish that you would expect from any beer connected to the Heineken brand. Get ready for the light golden color and a small head of white foam. The recipe includes Pilsen malts, Cassava starch, water and an unspecified variety of hops. The malts come through in the aroma, and the flavor should remind you of rich butterscotch candy.
This is a highly drinkable beer that you may want to keep on hand for every day enjoyment, but don't forget to stock up when you have company. There's nothing like adding a little Jamaican happiness to a dinner party or any social gathering.
When Modelo Especial was first brewed in 1925, it was intended to represent Mexican perfection. It was marketed as the model for pilsner-style lagers from Mexico and is now one of the country's most popular alcoholic beverages. In 1990, it was introduced to the United States and quickly became one of the top imported beers. Whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring, this is the type of light beer that will turn an ordinary day into a party. In fact, if you go to a party in Mexico, you're likely to see cans and bottles of Modelo everywhere.
This is a crisp beer that pours into your glass a deep golden color with a satisfying head of creamy foam. The taste is light and goes down smooth, but it contains a splash of hops to give the flavor profile some character. Modelo Especial is best known for its aroma, which delivers sweet honey laced with orange blossoms and an herbal undertone.
This is the type of beer that you sip while relaxing by the pool or that you share with friends and family over burgers from the backyard grill. It's a good-times brew that is light on alcohol and rich with two-row barley malts. A little sweet and a little bitter, and then it leaves you with a refreshing, crisp finish.
If you want to enjoy an authentic Belgian Pilsner, pick up a bottle of Stella Artois. It was originally crafted in 1926 by the Artois Brewery in Belgium and is now produced and distributed by a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch. Many beer enthusiasts consider this one of the most palatable Belgian beers, and it's light enough to keep in stock for every day enjoyment. It looks like golden sunshine in your glass with a heap of bubbling white foam that quickly rises and then falls to a thin ring. If you're lucky, you might see a bit of lacing resting along the edges of your glass as well.
The hops may grab your attention when you first catch a whiff of Stella Artois, but it's the malty sweetness that really stands out in the flavor. That honey-sweet quality is well balanced with strong grain flavors and a touch of pepper. With light carbonation, the beer delivers a crisp, refreshing finish that makes you want to treat every day like a summer day. This is the type of beer that you load into the cooler for a picnic or a day on the lake, but it's also a treat that you can kick back with at home or when celebrating with loved ones. It's also a glimpse of how an authentic Belgian lager should taste.
Guinness & Co. - Rye Pale Ale
Rye Pale Ale is marketed by Guinness, but it was originally crafted by the Open Gate Brewery as an in-house holiday gift. When employees, friends and family members raved about the creation, the brewers decided that the world needed to taste this Pale Ale. The recipe features rye grain as the primary ingredient, but the Cascade and Mosaic hops are equally important to the aroma and flavor. You can expect heavy notes of grapefruit and peach on the nose, but the background of pepper promises something a little spicy to come.
When you pour a glass of Guinness Rye Pale Ale, you're greeted by a deep copper liquid with touches of pale amber. Light carbonation provides a slight explosion of bubbles, and ample white foam rises to the top of the glass. As you sip, that foam reduces to a light ring with delicate lacing on the sides of the glass. The hops come forward in the flavor, offering a burst of citrus backed up by an herbal quality. Balance is provided by honey malts and a bit of peppery spice. This is a medium-bodied beer with an ABV of 5 percent. It's light enough to serve as your go-to beer for all-nighters and heavy drinking sessions but also packs the layered flavor that may make you choose to slow down and savor the experience.