Toil
Greener Thumb
Posts: 803
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:18 pm
Location: drifting, unmoored

Airport beer

Has anyone else observed that draft beer at the airport in those huge glasses tastes better than any other beer?

Sam Adams is what I take. Bottles of it at the airport are normal. But the draft? Aaghhghgh... So delicious. I had one before the first leg. Here in Philly I had a bottle. No comparison!

What gives? A secret pact? Consolation prize for TSA screeners not getting collective bargaining?

Toil
Greener Thumb
Posts: 803
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:18 pm
Location: drifting, unmoored

it seems to apply to any draft beer, compared to the same draft outside an airport.

is it turnover making fresher beer?

User avatar
applestar
Mod
Posts: 29265
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 7:21 pm
Location: Zone 6, NJ (3/M)4/E ~ 10/M

I thought Sam Adams is made in the Boston area. Freshest direct from the brewery?

Toil
Greener Thumb
Posts: 803
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:18 pm
Location: drifting, unmoored

I'm thinking the kegs don't sit at the bar for as long. So it's a storage issue rather than a shipping issue.

I know how to test it I think. Go to some bars where you know the traffic is really high, and have your favorite draft.

Now that's happy toil!

User avatar
Gary350
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 6402
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:59 pm
Location: TN. 50 years of gardening experience.

If you think Sam Adams is good then try Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale it is 3 times better.

User avatar
webmaster
Site Admin
Posts: 9378
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:59 pm
Location: Amherst, MA USDA Zone 5a

I agree that freshness is a factor. Redhook stamps the date of creation on the side of it's 12 packs. The older the beer the less good it tastes.

Another factor affecting the taste of beer, imo, is the container. A beer will generally taste better in a glass. New Belgium Brewing Company makes a beer called, Fat Tire. The difference between drinking it in a bottle and in a glass is striking. It opens up in the glass with so many different flavors. Give it a try.

Sam Adams beer on draft in Boston itself was excellent. Never had it in Philly, though. Might need to fly out there and give it a try. :P



Return to “Non-Gardening Related Hoo-ha and Foo”