It has been about six months since I’ve done a blog update on the different brews that I’ve tasted. In order to kill multiple birds with one stone, here is a picture of some of the beers I had during my summer in LA. From June-August I lived in sunny Marina del Rey, about 3 miles from LAX airport, for a summer internship with w/a major nonprofit organization (keeping the orgs name out of this post just so I don’t get in trouble for some stupid bullshit). Either way, the internship was by far one of the best summer experiences I’ve had and so much fun even though it felt like we never truly had a day of rest. There were weeks when I would work 45+ hours and I was always exhausted by the end of my work days. So in my post-graduate logic the only way I thought to relax was to watch an episode of Alias (I rewatched the entire series this summer) and have a beer or two.
Starting from the left I’ll address each beer in its n00b appropriateness. One tasty beer of the summer was Stella Artois. The only real reason Stella was one of my favorites was because how I came to acquire the beer. Lets just say, you should never leave beer/alcohol in a “communal” fridge when staff members are the ones with the keys to unlocking the kitchenettes. Therefore one of the bosses decided to jump on his bike w/a large blue Ikea bag and raided the fridges, thus me getting a Stella for free. If you’ve never had Stella Artois before, I highly recommend it because 1) its a quality beer 2) its completely n00b friendly. As of right meow I can’t really give a full on description of the beer because its been over three months since I’ve had it but I do recommend it from knowing that I’ve liked it every time I’ve had one.
The next beer in the picture line-up is an Apricot Ale from Pyramid Brewery and to my surprise it was actually pretty damn tasty. Being from the Mitten, I’ve never heard of Pyramid Brewery which seems to be strictly a West Coast brew that has breweries from Seattle to Berkley. One day at the local grocery store I stumbled upon a variety pack from Pyramid and decided to give the beers a try. Needless to say I was not disappointed with this purchase. The Apricot Ale is kinda of a sweet beer, but it seemed to have just the right amount of sweetness. While I could never drink two of the Apricot Ales in a row due to too much sweet beer, I definitely recommend it if you ever get the chance to try it. I’m use to trying fruit beers and this one deserved an A in my book for its taste alone, 100% n00b friendly.
The next Pyramid brew is the Haywire Hefenweizer, which was amazing. I love hefenweizer beers so much and Pyramid’s hefe was definitely tasty. I can say that the Haywire was my favorite out of the entire case. Can’t think of anything more to say about this beer except you should have one…or five.
The last two Pyramids are kind of a blur to me, not because I got hammered but because I can’t remember being too particularly fond of them/they didn’t leave a lasting impression of me. However I can say overall I was happy with my purchase of the variety pack and suggest you try them if you’re ever on the West Coast or a place where they sell the beers.
Aaannnddd the last beer and clearly the most plentiful in the picture is Shock Top. Shock Top is along the same lines of Blue Moon and Bell’s Oberon. Its another orange type beer and pretty tasty. Not as great as Oberon but still a good beer and completely n00b friendly.