Beer: Craft lagers
Craft brewers are finally lightening up, said John Verive in the Los Angeles Times. For years, light lagers were the province of mega breweries, and the rebels steered clear. But a growing number of brewheads are now welcoming the challenge of crafting thirst-slaking lagers with a touch of distinction.
Oskar Blues Beerito ($11 for a six-pack) A Mexican-style amber lager from Colorado, Beerito offers “a touch of caramel malt” offset by a mildly bitter edge.
Stillwater Artisanal Yacht Lager ($10 for four 16-oz cans) Baltimore-made, this crisp lager “emphasizes hoppy aromas but remains uncomplicated.”
21st Amendment El Sully Lager ($11 for a six-pack) Thank San Francisco for this refreshing lager, which balances “a mildly grainy flavor” with “lightly floral, citrusy hops.”