Beer festivals around the world pave the way for people to discover new beers and to celebrate the occasion in a festive spirit. Whether it’s the Oktoberfest or the Great British Beer Festival, beer festivals are now celebrated throughout the world. The consumption pattern and the beer drinking culture may vary from one country to another but the fun element remains the same in all of them.
While it’s important to maintain the fun part of the festival, it’s equally important that you make the most out of a festival and not overdo it. Here’s how you can enjoy a beer festival without being tagged as an annoying beer drinker by your peers.
It is important that you eat a few hours before entering into a festival and get the taste of the food out of your mouth so that you can savor your favorite beer properly. Most of the festivals have pre arranged food stalls available for purchase selling from nachos and pizza slices to chicken legs and sandwiches. Eating a little in between you beers can give that buffer for alcohol absorption and also cleanse your palate.
Prepare a Beer Drinking Plan
Take a hint from the list which is prepared by almost all beer festivals about the beer and breweries and plan accordingly on what and how much to consume. Plan beforehand how would you like your beer – in kegs or through pewter beer stein.
Water is equally important
If you consume two ounces of beer servings, try to have an equal amount of water before moving onto the next beer stall. This will ensure that you are not left dehydrated and this will also help reduce the chance of getting a hangover later on.
Taste Your Beer
Beer Festivals give you an exciting opportunity to taste beer from around the world and this should be the priority – taste your beer. Instead of spending four hours gulping down kegs of beer, relish it in a huge german beer glasses. Don’t finish your sample before you have smelled your beer, checked its appearance, and understood its texture to notice if it is fizzy, silky or thick. It is also recommended that you drink half a sample of beer initially to understand different properties of the same – too bitter, sweet, and tart, etc.
Buy a favorite
At the end of the day, it’s a beer tasking festival. So, make sure you don’t gulp down huge glasses without noticing which beer you have liked the most to enjoy later in the comfort of your home with your friends and favorite music.
Have a Designated Driver
Most importantly, make sure you don’t drive back home after tasting many samples of beer. Have a designated driver or go in a group with one person to drive all back home safely.
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