I was drinking a beer while watching a football game this weekend, and it struck me that it did everything pretty well. It had the big and malty flavor that I love this time of year, it’s heavy enough to feel substantial, but light enough to not bog me down. It also comes in a can, which opens up a world of possibilities as to where and when it can be enjoyed.
Which beer is it you ask?
Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish-Style Ale!
Old Chub has slowly been replacing Dale’s Pale Ale (another Oskar Blues staple in my house) as my go-to beer as the temperature drops and my craving for hops wanes. It occurred to me while I enjoyed one in my goblet as the Jets waffled about on FedEx Field that if I had to pick one all-around good beer to drink exclusively for the next year, this would be the one. It’s delicious and I can take it to the lake (where there’s a no-glass policy) or hunker down in the man cave and know that I’m in for a treat whenever I crack one open.
At least that’s how I feel at the moment. I’m sure Old Chub will have its time in the sun, only to be replaced by a new favorite soon enough. I’m nothing if not fickle.
What about you? If you had to pick a single beer (or other adult beverage) to drink exclusively for the next year, what would it be?