Don’t get caught drinking imported beer on July 4th!
July 4, 2014
Alright ya’ll, I love a low calorie Corona Light by the pool as much as the next girl.
But on the 4th of July I better not catch you drinking imported beer.
Its the 4th of July for heaven’s sake!! You know, the day the United States declared its Independence!
What better way to celebrate our Independence than to drink some American brewed beer?
Not only that, but American Made beer is just better quality stuff.
So know your options. Get the good stuff to celebrate Independence Day!
I personally like IPA’s but most people prefer lighter beers for day drinking.
Here are a few of my favorite beers brewed right here in the USA:
1. Stone Brewing Co. out of San Diego, California! I love their IPA! But you can also pick up their Arrogant Bastard Ale. My boyfriend loves it!
Fun Fact: San Diego is commonly referred to as the Napa Valley of Beer. See Draft Mag‘s feature about San Diego Beer.
2. Ballast Point Brewery. They have three breweries in San Diego, California. My favorite beer of theirs is called Sculpin, its a tasty IPA! Try their Wahoo White if you’re looking for something lighter.
3. Societe Brewing Company, another San Diego, California brewery. They have the greatest tasting beer. My two favorites are the Apprentice and the Pupil. My group of friends gets this beer for almost all of our get togethers. I love supporting this local brewery.
4. Sierra Nevada. Founded in Chico, California. They are now brewing in California and North Carolina. Sierra Nevada is also a GMO-free beer.
5. New Belgium Brewing Company out of Fort Collins, Colorado. You’ve probably seen their very popular beer “Fat Tire” which they’ve been brewing since their launch nearly 20 years ago!
6. Lagunitas Brewing Company out of Petaluma, California but they’re opening a huge new brewery in Chicago to better serve the East Coast. They have some pretty interesting names for their beer including “Hairy Eyeball”, “Undercover Investigation Shut Down”, and “Sucks.”
If you’re planning to drink a beer that isn’t on the list above and want to figure out if its brewed and bottled in the USA, just check the label. Companies are required to disclose where the beer is brewed and bottled on the side of the bottle.
Enjoy July 4th everyone!
Please drink responsibly and DO. NOT. DRINK & DRIVE.