The Trader Joe’s Mystery Six-Pack. In what else but a brown paper bag! I snatch up the bag, along with my other groceries, and anxiously head home.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Sam Adams Boston Lager
The Beer Gods were clearly smiling down on me that Tuesday night. I am a huuuuuge fan of IPAs. My boyfriend is not so much. But he was still excited at the results nonetheless – new beers that we get to sample and educate ourselves with. He opted for the Peroni, which he, surprisingly, never had before. I decided to begin my IPA side-by-side comparison and grabbed the Kennebunkport.
Maybe it was the fact that we were too anxious for our beers and didn’t let them chill long enough, but both of us were slightly disappointed in our first picks from the mystery pack. Even as the number one beer coming out of Italy, Dustin wasn’t wowed by the Peroni. I think when it comes to light European lagers, he (read: we) compare everything to Stella Artois. And Peroni just won’t ever be as flavorsome as Stella Artois.
As for my IPA….well, that little critique will have to wait another day. Stay tuned folks as I plan to do a comparison of all three of the IPAs I was fortunate enough to have planted in my mystery beer six-pack.