Top Five Beers for the Road
|Only one thing could improve this view -- ice cold beers|
Okay before you freak out, we're not talking about drinking beer while operating a vehicle (that means driving), we're talking about road sodas for the passengers. Got it? P-a-s-s-e-n-g-e-r-s, not driver.
Okay, back to the road sodas.
We like Urban Dictionary's definition --
Road Soda - An alcoholic beverage (usually beer or perhaps malt liquor) consumed inside a moving vehicle. This beverage can be consumed by passenger, driver, or both. Road sodas are illegal in most states due to open container laws. Still, they are widely enjoyed as evidenced by all the beer cans littering rural roadsides.
Time to count down our top five beers for road.
5. Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema - Anderson Valley Brewing really hit the nail on the head of summer with this brew. Light and fruity with hints of vanilla and caramel and one of the smoothest finishes we have ever tasted, this is not your typical cream ale. Plus, look at the label. That's enough to motivate us to get out of town.
4. Anything by Oskar Blues - We're such big fans of everything that comes out of Colorado Brewery Oskar Blues it was hard to pick just one. So we picked them all. From the beloved Dale Pale to the extremely light beginner beer Mama's Little Yella Pils, grab a six pack and hit the road in style. Maybe stay away from the Ten Fidy -- 10.5% ABV usually leads to premature sleepy time.
2. Purple Haze - The fruit beer, not the cannabis. This one is for the ladies. Abita Brewing Co's raspberry wheat beer actually tastes kinda like soda. The perfectly carbonated, sweet stuff is crisp, bursting with raspberries and totally enjoyable. At only 4% AVB it won't get you completely shitface so you can still enjoy the scenery.
OR you could always stop by your local brewery and pick up a growler or two of your fave. They fit in a cooler, they're resealable and refillable. See where we're going with this? You can refill it at various brewery stops on your trip and even bring back a "souvenir" so long as you don't get thirsty on your way back.