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My Favorite Beers

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from the Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So today’s article will obviously be more opinion-based, but even so, I’ll hopefully give you young gents a semi-reliable guide so you can get an idea for what you might want to drink when cracking open a cold one with the boys! So here’s a list of some of my favorite beers in the hopes that you can find a brew that you enjoy.

Disclaimer: While I will be talking about alcoholic beverages and encouraging my readers to enjoy said beverages, I also encourage them to drink responsibly. I will not be responsible for the consequences of your actions if you overdrink or get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Please be careful, and know your limits.

1. Pabst Blue Ribbon

Standard serving: 12 fluid ounces
Region of origin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Alcoholic content: 4.74–5.9% alcohol by volume

While it may be stereotyped as “white trash” or “frat boy” beer, I love a good PBR just about any time. It’s the perfect amount of home-grown and home-brewed nostalgia. This is an especially preferred choice for the 4th of July, since the brand’s red, white, and blue coloring fits right in with the celebration of the Stars and Stripes.

2. Red Stripe

Red Stripe Lager Beer Bottles ata bar in Jamaica
Standard serving: 11.2 fluid ounces
Region of origin: Jamaica
Alcoholic content: 4.7% alcohol by volume

If you’re looking for a bit more of a unique brew, Red Stripe might be a good place to start! Not only does it have a distinctly shaped bottle, but how many beers can you name that are made in Jamaica? In any case, Red Stripe is a perfectly adequate brew that is a prefect fit for just about any occasion.

3. Blue Moon

Standard serving: 12 fluid ounces
Region of origin: Golden, Colorado, United States
Alcoholic content: 5.4% alcohol by volume

This one is one of my dad’s personal favorites, and I love it as well! Now, to be fair, I’ve only ever had just the regular, run-of-the-mill brew, but Blue Moon offers a variety of different brews or flavors,  even some more special ones depending on the deason. During the fall season, Blue Moon puts out a pumpkin-flavored Harvest Moon brew, which I still have yet to try, but if you’re  looking for a brew with a bit more variety, Blue Moon is the perfect place to start.

4. 805

Standard serving: 12 fluid ounces
Region of origin: Paso Robles, California, United States
Alcoholic content: 4.7% alcohol by volume

Of course I’ll love a brew that represents the homestead! For those who don’t know, 805 is actually an area code, the area code of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. And anyone who’s been reading for a while most likely knows that I was born and raised in Ventura, so of course I had to try this almost as soon as I turned 21. And thankfully, this one has started to be distributed to other places outside of California, which I could not be happier about. Any of you who want to get at least a little sense of the Southern California lifestyle, see if you can find some 805 at your local grocery or liquor store!

5. Corona Extra

Standard serving: 7-12 fluid ounces
Region of origin: Mexico
Alcoholic content: 5.4% alcohol by volume

On my 21st birthday, I decided to watch a movie, have some cake, and drink a beer with my roommates. That beer we had was Corona Extra, and for being one of my first alcoholic beverages, I really liked it. This one can be a great fit for anybody looking to host any party or shindig!

6. Früh Kölsch

Standard serving: 12-16 fluid ounces
Region of origin: Cologne, Germany
Alcoholic content: 4.4%-5.2% alcohol by volume

And now moving on to the country best known for its beer! I first tried this brew while I was at a German restaurant with my cousins in San Francisco, and I must say, it’s probably the best beer I’ve had so far! When I first tried it, I thought it literally tasted like liquid bread, but unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to have it again since it can be hard to come by in the States. But if you get a chance to try Kölsch, I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.

So there it is! Apologies if these descriptions were extremely superficial, I just don’t know too much about beer, I just wanted to share some of my favorites in an attempt to maybe give you young gents an idea of what you might like! In any case, I hope you enjoyed reading today’s article. Please be sure to share the post, follow the blog, follow The Young Gentleman’s Guide on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon. And on that note, this is Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide, and I’ll see you next time!

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