If you are a beer lover like me and like to go pub hopping around the world, there are a few etiquettes you must always keep in mind. Remember, its not just the most refreshing drink in the world. It is an artistic expression of your style.
Here are some of the hilliardsbeer drinking etiquettes that will always take you far.
- Never order beer for someone just because you like it
Some people are so enthusiastic about the beer they drink that they can’t help themselves from recommending it. I advise you never to do that. Everybody likes a different beer, and you shouldn’t shove your recommendations to their face. The worst part is ordering a beer for someone before asking them what they would like to have. This is considered rude in the hilliardsbeer rulebook.
- Don’t order “a beer.”
I have seen too many people do this in restaurants, and it really grinds my gears. You should never order “a beer.” Instead, tell the server what specific variety of beer you would like. A restaurant menu ideally suggests the kind of beer they server. It would be better to tell them to serve a specific beer on the menu. Some people just say “a beer” and then leave with a bad taste in their mouths.
- The “oh! You don’t have that?” attitude
This is another annoying thing I see many beer drinkers engaging in. They would name a beer (sometimes a craft beer) and order it straight away without seeing the beer menu. When a server tells them it isn’t available, they have smug smiles on their faces, and they say, “oh! You don’t have that?” I consider this attitude rude and judgmental. Every restaurant serves a different basket of beers to the patrons. If you have what you like on the menu, simply order that beer and move on.
- Don’t make assumptions
Some people inherently believe that a darker beer will have higher alcohol content. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. You can never realize the amount of alcohol in a brew by looking at its color. Remember, alcohol is colorless so adding more or less of it to a beer wouldn’t really make a difference to its color. The darker hue is because of other ingredients and the brewing process.
- It’s not about alcohol
Some people likes to “get drunk” on beer. While it may be a cool thing to do, beer is often not had for the alcohol but for the flavor. Most beers have the capacity to get you high but that’s where it stops. You must drink beer to appreciate its flavor, its blend and its texture, not simply because you are on a night out with the boys and need a kick out of your brew.
These were some beer drinking etiquettes that you should keep in mind. At hilliardsbeer, I always try to ensure that my readers get the best drinking, food, and travel experience. So, stay tuned for more.