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What is a Beer Flight?

So many things on the beer menu sound fabulous…not sure what to get? Try a beer flight.

What is a Beer Flight?
What is a Beer Flight?

Beer flights are small servings of various beers. They come anywhere from 4-8 varieties depending on the Brewpub. Usually you get a small 3 – 5 oz. glass of each beer you’d like to try.

 

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Why Are They A Great Option?

They are a great way to sample what’s on tap. For those of you new to the craft beer world, they are an excellent way to start figuring out what you like and dislike. After all you don’t want to get a pint and then realize you hate it. For those of you who’ve been around the block in the craft beer world, they are a perfect solution to breaking old habits and trying new things. And for those times when there are just so many beers on the menu that sound awesome…well now you can try them all without breaking the bank.

 

 

How to Create a Beer Flight?

The beauty of the beer flight is that usually there are no set ruels. You can have a flight with all different beer companies, but the same style or one company with different styles (just make sure when tasting to go from light colored to dark colored or drink some water in between, so you always start with a fresh palate). Some places have standard glasses and some will serve mini versions of the glass that is appropriate for service with the style you’ve ordered.

 

Beer Flight with Proper Glasses for Style
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Beer Flight Bonus

Once you’ve picked your favorites, you can take them home or order a glass of your favorite next time (or this time if you are still hanging around).

So have your beer and drink it too. Try a beer flight next time you are unsure, indecisive or just plain curious. Make sure to take note of what you liked and didn’t like on your JustBeer App.

 

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