One of the things I enjoy is trying craft beers. One great way to taste many different varieties without too much effort or expense is try a “flight” – small samples or assortments of beer. Flights of beer usually come in three to eight samples per flight. Normally, samples go from a light to dark spectrum. Sometimes you can pick your own assortment list from a larger list. Although flights of beer have increasingly become more popular in recent years, it can still be hard to find in some pubs and restaurants.
If you want to try something new, make your own flight with some friends. I recently made my own flight one evening with the following four brews (will review the brews later):
- Midas Touch Ancient Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
- Blue Moon’s Belgian Style Pale Ale
- 8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery
- Milk Stout from Lancaster Brewing
This was a great way to enjoy an evening on the deck with friends, enjoying food from the grill and sampling four new brews.
Here is a link to more information on how flights of beer got started: http://craftbeertasters.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/todays-word-beer-flight/