A bitter aftertaste among beer rivals
I'm in Camp A, though after having been introduced to some of the craft brews produced in Northern Colorado, I'd say there are definitely a few beers that I've come to really appreciate.
I'm especially partial to New Belgium's Snow Day, which is what the brewery refers to as a seasonal. That means you can pick up a six-pack only during certain times of the year, winter mostly.
Here's how New Belgium describes Snow Day:
"Pleasantly hoppy, Snow Day carries the subtle chocolate and caramel flavors of a new brewing malt known as Midnight Wheat. ... This beer is the deep garnet of a roasted walnut and presents a creamy tan head, floating artfully atop. Snow Day is bold and hoppy, drinkable and strong."
It sure is. I've tried a lot of the beers commonly found in U.S. liquor-store aisles over the years but few have come close to delivering any of the above in terms of taste.
Which helps explain why the Brewer's Association, the trade association representing America's small, independent brewers, is so angry at the moment.
Though they're all in the beer business, there's a lot that separates
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