By Anita Smith
A wise person once said, “Love is a perfect pour.” What’s more fun & easier than choosing drinks that enhance your relationship.
Love can be complicated, but toasting your relationship status should be a simple delight.
Nothing wrong with a little self-love. Indulge yourself with chocolatey-delicious Dock Street Sexy Beast. It’s smooth and silky, just like you.
Or perhaps newlywed… a bottle of Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait screams romance. Spontaneously fermented – like the passion you have for one another – this corked & caged Belgian lambic is described as “funky and complex.” The taste is one of fruit-driven acidity balanced by toasty underlying notes of soft oak acquired from the barrels in which it aged for three years. Use your imagination and do read between the lines…
At once awkward and exciting, make light of the situation and order up a round of Evil Genius Sliding Into the DMs. But if that’s going out on a limb, play hard to get with Neshaminy Creek Keep It On the DL. Either way, the flavors of these delicious brews, won’t send the wrong message.
If your Facebook status is, “It’s complicated” or you’re “on a break”, Firestone Walker Mind Haze is the logical choice. This lush in body yet perfectly balanced IPA slips smoothly down the throat, giving you plenty of time to ponder… the flavors of guava, orange and pine.
Wine & champagne? Been with there, done that. Do a little experimenting with Lagunitas Dark Swan, an ale fermented with dark red wine grapes. It might pleasantly “shock” your taste buds and let’s be honest – some relationships could use that.
Single & Sulking
Maybe you’ve just been burned too many times. We’ve all been there. Give into your mood with BrewDog Jet Black Heart. It actually pours jet black! But unlike you, it’s never bitter. This milk stout is packed with the roasted flavors of coffee & chocolate, with hints of berry and citrus that just might elevate your mood.
Technically a state of mind, not a relationship status. Chimay Première is a special brew meant to be shared with a special person, just because. It sparkles like champagne, with a sweet, fruity and decidedly sophisticated taste. According to Joni Mitchell, “In France they kiss on Main Street”, and swig Chimay Première out of the bottle. Isn’t that the definition of bliss?