Monday, June 22, 2009

Narragansett Lager, Narragansett Brewing Co., Providence, RI

It's a bit humbling to learn that something you have been doing your entire life is completely and utterly wrong. I learned that Sunday when my dad got me my first father's day gift. For years I have been getting him every tie, golf gadget or polo shirt imaginable. His gift to me? A six pack of Narraganset beer, and it was the 16 oz. cans. It was a subtle message, definitely old school.

Narragansett Lager is your father's beer, the new white cans emblazoned with the mottoes "Made on Honor" and "Sold on Merit" is definitely an old school marketing approach. The beer is just like the mass produced beers. It starts with a harsh malt taste, but then instead of finishing bitterly, it just trails off, not entirely smooth, but not entirely not not smooth. Get my drift?

OK, so the 'Gansett isn't a top of the heap kind of beer, but compared to the other mass produced beers it's a good choice. I mean 16 oz cans and 5% ABV are good things, right?

Well, I am a fan of Narragansett, would it be my last beer of choice? No. But if I am looking for a night of good cheap swill, I wouldn't hesitate to order one up if it's on the menu. The Narragansett gets a 2.0

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