New Belgium’s Dayblazer Easygoing Ale
From Tim: Ever since New Belgium opened shop in Asheville, they’ve been flooding the market here in the Triad with one great brew after the other. This week, we’re doing something a bit out of the norm for New Belgium, and well, me, too.
The Dayblazer Easygoing Ale is New Belgium’s answer to light beer. It has a light golden color that looks like a wheat field flowing in the distance. The taste is very light but surprisingly flavorful. You get hints of wheat, malt, hops and oddly enough, honey. It really is a near-perfect mix of hoppy, fruity goodness. Neither the malts nor hops win out, here. It’s truly a balance. It’s only 4.8% ABV, so it’s easy to “session,” meaning you can have several in a session and not be buzzed. Of course, that could be dangerous, so drink responsibly. We haven’t had this on The Less Desirables but we did have it on our sister show, The Beer Dads (thebeerdadspodcast.com) and one of my business partners took it to the beach with him and it is now not only his new beach beer, but his new Summer brew. If you’re looking for something light but don’t want macro crap, give this beer a try. I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I rate it 4.25 pints out of 5!
Spencer Davis is owner of his family’s company, City Beverage, which has been selling fine beer and wine since 1946. They’re located at 915 Burke Street in Winston-Salem and on the web at www.citybeverage.com. Tim Beeman is co-owner, co-host and producer of The Less Desirables Podcast and The Less Desirables Podcast Network ft. The Less Desirables, Fan Interference, The Beer Dads, The Man Who Ate the Town and Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking podcasts. Find out more on the TLD Network page, www.tldpodnetwork.com.