Jamie Reidy ranks his Top 5 beers on tap, a.k.a. draft, a.k.a. draught.
Yesterday, I posted my Top 5 beers in a can. Talk about controversy!
I forgot to mention that my number one choice is always whatever somebody else is buying me. This list would also change depending on where I was drinking it, i.e. in Wrigley Field I’m having an Old Style or PBR.
Today, I will dare to rank my Top 5 beers on tap.
I will go in reverse order:
5. Smithwick’s Irish Ale – First of all, I just love the way this beer is pronounced: Smid-icks. Secondly, it has plenty of taste, but not too heavy that you can’t have five. And it looks cool in the glass as the beer is pouring in.
3. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – I drink more Sierra than any other beer. It works for early morning football watching, outdoor grilling watching or late night girl watching. It always makes me think of my friend Larry, a California resident for 15 years, who saw me drinking it at a 4th of July party and accused me of a lack of patriotism. Uh, pal, the Sierra NEVADAS are a mountain chain in America…
2. Newcastle Brown Ale – Great color in the glass, great taste and great buzz for the buck. Reminds me of many nights from my semester in London. I would like to meet Ms. Newcastle. See earlier “cool glass” comment.
1. Guinness – Probably don’t need to explain this one. Interesting fact: my brother lived in Queenstown, New Zealand with two Irish citizens (that’s not the interesting part). His roomies said that the Irish people have declared NZ-brewed Guinness as the second best in the world, trailing only Ireland. Something to do with the water in New Zealand. Extra points for its inclusion in Irish Car Bomb shots.