Saturday, 4 September 2010

Lawnmower Beer

There's nothing like kicking back after mowing the lawn with a beer.

Lawnmower beer is a term meaning any sessionable beer for drinking in hot weather after mowing the lawn... I presume anyway. If that's so, Lost Coast Great White certainly meets the bill. Soft wheaty texture meets pronounced lemon-orange fruity notes and a touch of subtle coriander spice. American wheat beers are fun and cool, kind of like less sophisticated, more laid back versions of Belgian Wheat beers. This one was also brought back from California by my Aunt Wend (in referance to the last post). It's a nice fresh quaffer, and apparently my Uncle Steve has been necking allot of these recently I'm told.

I suppose this is probably it for the summer, so I better make the most of it while it lasts. What’s your ideal Lawnmower beer? I prefer most Wheat beers or Hells style lagers for this kind of thing. Pilsners also do the trick, and so do Golden ales. I figured that since mowing the lawn is such a tedious job, it would be better to have something to look forward to on completing the task.


Scooter said...

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower is my favorite.

Ed said...

I like wheat beers in hot weather.

Jay Zeis said...

I am normally a Pilsner guy (Victory Prima Pils is my go-to) for a lawnmower beer, but this year I have been going to Hell or High Watermelon. I never thought that I would have like it, but it works so well to quench my thirst.

Rob said...

Tried Victory Prima Pils just the other week. Really wish I had bought more than one bottle from Zak Avery's shop.

Ilya Feynberg said...

@Scooter - You're talking my language and took the words right out of my mouth. I don't know where you're located, but if you can get your hands on some Saint Arnold's so. It's awesome,a nd perfect for the hot weather!

@Ed - I do too, but they can get a little bit too heavy and filling in the heat, especially when outside. When I think wheat beers, I typically think colder weather.

@JayZeis - Have you had the chance to try Left Hand Pils? If you like Victory's rendition of it, than you'll love Left Hand's. I believe they hop it twice...I think.

@Rob - There is nothing wrong with going back for more...and more...and more.... :)