To Half or not to Half… that is the question!

6 Oct

My friend Tim made two very good arguments the other day for sometimes having half beers, and I thought I’d share them!

Numero uno:

With all the craft beer makers out there trying to distinguish themselves with a gazillion different flavors in the beers, it can sometimes get a bit overwhelming… and what is enjoyable at first sip can become too much by the end of a full pint.  But, a half beer (which, btw, most ‘good’ bars will offer if you ask!) will let you enjoy the brewers creativity without risking overexposure!

Numero dos:

ABV – it’s just too much!!! lol  These beers are definitely yummy and there’s SO much great stuff out there that we want to try, but at 6, 7, 8… 11% Alcohol By Volume??? No way, man!  Especially not on a school night!  If you’re not familiar, lemme s’plain it to you…

Bud Light – 4.2% ABV

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – 5.7% ABV

Stone IPA – 6.9% ABV

Bigger %age = more alcohol = you’re getting drunk a heckuva lot quicker… so while knocking back 3 Bud Lights might be fine for you… the same 3 Stone IPAs might literally knock you on your arse… so be careful 😉

Bottom line?  where there’s either a high percentage and/or potentially strong flavors afoot, have it…. but halve it 😉

One Response to “To Half or not to Half… that is the question!”

  1. Tim October 8, 2009 at 11:27 AM #

    …and god help you if the bartender mistakenly pours you a 12% ABV monster in a 20oz imperial pint glass!

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