During the week of Flag Day let's take a moment to celebrate our breweries flagship beers.
|Fat Tire by Alisa Medina|
It's a wonder to many outside the state that the top-selling locally produced beer in Arizona is Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale, yet we drink it here unflinchingly as if it were lemonade. When asked, Head Brewer Andy Ingram will tell you that he'd always anticipated that 8th Street would be everyone's go to beer.
With other breweries in the state, it's less clear to me what the flagship beer is. Is SanTan's flagship its Devil's Ale or is it Epicenter? What about Lumberyard? Does the IPA sell more than the Red? I don't have that answer and that is the larger point of focus in this week in June. For many of us that choose to participate, we'll be drinking these beers again for the first time. It's an opportunity to revisit beers that you have not perhaps had in a decade. (Such a thing happened to my with Anchor Steam and I regret my years of overlooking that beer.)
|Let's avoid this appropriation of the flag.|
See the rest of the Flagship Beer Day series here.