Ethan Fixell, author of Food & Wine magazine, is a seasoned beer writer, but lately he’s been utterly despised by his friends because he doesn’t know the most popular “bath beer” of the day. In order to save his reputation and emphasize his professionalism, this gentleman firmly dedicated himself to the cause of “bath beer”. Let’s take a look at the bath beer experience and recommendations from this professional beer writer!
This article is compiled and partially abridged. Source: foodandwine.com
Forgive me for being too stupid and naïve to know that “shower beer” is still a serious thing. Of course, when I was in college, I used to take a few sips of beer in the bathroom while I was taking a shower, but it was just a moment of greed. But when my friend told me that “shower beer” had become a Google term and another group of fans followed the move, I realized that taking a few sips of beer in a hot shower had become a fad.
As an experienced beer writer, to make up for the embarrassment that I was briefly left behind, it was time to “step up” and fulfill my mission as a guinea pig! If the favorite pastime of the general public in the United States is to grab a bottle of fresh and cool beer and get into the shower room, then I must help them do a good experiment! I decided to test 5 beers from five of the most popular breweries and choose one of the best lager or ale beers to drink in the shower. Now, let the beer come a little stronger!
Beer type: Pilsner
Recommended index: 4 stars
My first attempt to drink in the rain didn’t go well. I struggled to grab the slippery beer can and tried to open it, I was completely blind, and the water droplets sprayed by the shower made me almost blind! Tragically, the beer can also smashed directly from my hands to my fine-skinned and tender feet – comrades, the lesson of blood and tears tells us that if you want to drink beer in the shower, you have to open the beer before entering the bathroom! Good! Finish! Thankfully, once opened, the excellent taste of Sam Adams Downtime Pilsner quickly diverted my attention from the pain.
Although I am not skilled in drinking beer while showering, I have a strong ability to taste beer! This refreshing lager beer has a nice foam (don’t ask me why I still notice it in the shower) and a lovely grass hop flavor. You can drink a little citrus flavor, as well as a super malty taste, with a little spiciness and pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. With a bottle of delicacy in hand, I almost forgot about taking a shower. Seriously, this bottle of wine deserves to be enjoyed in a glass, preferably with food or something. Then again, would anyone want to try drinking and eating while taking a shower?
Beer type: Mexican lager
Recommended index: 3 stars
Mexican lager was invented at the end of the 19th century, when Germans who immigrated to Mexico began brewing stout—Viennese-style lagers (such as Corona) that grew up with them. Longmont’s Oskar Blues beer, in the German style, brews a dark lager beer from rye malt from Munich and Viana, not only with the flavor of toast, but also with a slightly spice spicy spicy feeling brought by the hops of the Hallatau region of Germany. Despite its deep color, this beer is a pure piece that washes my tongue as I brush my body. The only problem with drinking this in the shower is that it is too easy to get drunk in the shower, and I would prefer a light, exotic beer.
Unfortunately, this “experiment” didn’t last long – because I hadn’t mastered how to drink in the shower without letting a drop of water fall into the jar, and without knowing whether the fourth or fifth sip, my Mexican lager tasted like beer-flavored water (I’m really sorry for the brewery brewers).
Beer type: naturally fermented ale
Perhaps the Aragash brewery is exactly what I’ve been craving for a long time – their Little Brett is a beautiful naturally fermented ale that often has a mild, farm-like sour taste that matches the feeling I feel ready to wash away my fatigue.
Of course, when I imagined myself immersed in this perfect summer beer, I suddenly discovered that the beer was only bottled, which meant that if I didn’t bite open the cap with my teeth, I would just jump out of the bathroom naked and wander around the house naked until I found a bottle opener. Of course I chose the latter, the only thing I’m sorry for is my wife and the cat at home, they must have been taken aback.
The cap was finally opened, and the bathroom lighting and citrus-scented beer were just right – exactly what I was looking for, with a delicate lemon, pineapple aroma and fresh grassy notes, the only frustrating thing was that even though the beer itself was absolutely perfect for bathing, the glass bottle was so unreasonable!
Beer type: Double Indian pale ale
Well, I must admit, it’s a bit of a waste to use this beer with those bubbles that are sliding around on your body, and although I don’t think about it in the shower, it’s outrageous now, like using a poor paper plate for caviar or pouring champagne into a dog food bowl.
This double Indian pale ale is really excessive in the bath, but the beer itself exudes a large number of tropical fruit aromas represented by mango and papaya mixed with citrus, pineapple, orange aromas, and almost perfect hop aromas are really perfect for showering, it literally has the ability to instantly travel to the Caribbean beach, and it is also the refreshing feeling of receiving a shower after a long day of crazy on the beach. But one thing is not good, the alcohol content of this beer is a little high, if you are bathing in hot water, it is likely that the bath has not been washed, and the person is a little floating.
Beer type: Low Indian pale ale
Recommended index: 5 stars!
After drinking 4 bottles of wine, I have fully mastered the real skills of bathing and drinking – I can pull open the can in one hand, hold shampoo in the other, and by the way, I can tear open my voice and shout “Dream Lover” and the voice of Maria Carey Bibibi, and of course, I can still know exactly what I want to drink.
Low-grade Indian pale ale beer is probably a representative of the popular alcohol in the past 5 years, many people will also call it “All Day IPA”, the main is low alcohol (usually between 4% ~ 5%), known to hold this beer all day to drink will not get drunk (although this is not the case, you try to drink all day will not get drunk), so it has suddenly become the most popular alcohol on the market.
This beer brewed with 5 different malts and hops tastes as refreshing as a lemon kiss, it has a fresh taste with a beautiful citrus aroma, if you smell it carefully, you can also find a light floral aroma in it, the taste will not be particularly strong, but it will not make people ignore its existence, it is simply an indispensable shower beer in my life!
But now, here’s the problem. Excuse me, do you know where in the world are waterproof snacks sold? It’s so frustrating to drink alcohol in the shower!
Recommended index: 4 stars
Recommended index: 3 stars