It happens to the best of us. You’re out with your friends, you’re craving a good beer and you realize that the draft list totally sucks.
Here’s what you do:
1. Look for the Local – No matter where you are, there’s bound to be a regional or state beer that’s pretty good. Even chain restaurants usually have them on tap. Whether it’s Yuengling, Sam Adams, Harpoon or a smaller craft brewery, it’s probably going to be one of your best options.
2. Look for the Foreign – Sure, some foreign beers are terrible but generally speaking, most are decent. British beer is my personal favorite and Asian beers are usually pretty good too. Regardless of the nationality, it’s bound to be better than the alternative.
3. Check the Bottle & Can List – In my opinion, canned beer doesn’t get enough credit. There’s a lot of great canned options out there and bars and restaurants are more likely to buy craft beer in bottles and cans seeing as the cost is much lower than if they were to purchase a keg that didn’t sell.
4. Opt for a beer cocktail – or a regular cocktail. If they have Guinness and a cider, ask the bartender to mix those. Try cider and lager, or Guinness and lager. Heck, order a Jack and Coke if you like those. Just don’t settle.
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