My parents took their annual vacation-somewhere-I-want-to-go this year, and this time around they went to New Orleans. After they decided they were going there and all the plans had been solidified, they asked me what beer I wanted them to bring back. I’ve trained everyone!
This past weekend, they were watching the kids while the wife and I attended a wedding (horrible beer selection at the wedding, by the way). They brought over the beer booty and there were a couple that I had already had, and I felt really bad about that. They went all the way to Louisiana and brought back beer that I got in Florida. Oh well, I’ll drink them anyway. In the fridge with you!
Sunday morning, the wife took the kids to a birthday party and left Christopher with me. While he slept, my plan was to power wash the deck and get it ready to be stained next weekend. After three hours and a burnt back, the wife points out that it’s not making much of a difference and we should just scrub it next weekend anyway. That’s it. I’m done. Time for beer.
I set up the kiddie pool and poured myself a beer that should be nice and refreshing on this hot day, Strawberry Harvest. The label said it was a lager, brewed with pilsner and strawberry juice added after fermentation. Interesting.
It poured out a cloudy, yellow-pink colour and smelled like strawberry flavoured medicine. It started off tasting pretty good. It was sweet and the added berry kick was nice. It made it more like a shandy or a cooler. The beer didn’t really come through. That is, until it warmed up. At that point, it was like drinking warm beer with warm strawberry juice in it, neither of which are good.
My mom said that the guy at the store told her that she should buy a six-pack of it because if I try it, I’ll want a lot more. Not so much Abita sales guy. Overall, it was a pretty good beer for a hot day, it hit the spot and it was a great starter beer. Do I want more? Not today.
Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 4.2%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle