At first glance, I was skeptical that this could be considered a true Fish Beer by the name alone. But upon closer inspection, the artwork on the can includes a small depiction of a center console equipped with 3 fishing rods. And upon even closer inspection, there is a tiny logo with two fish hooks. Yeah!
Also on the can is a claim that it won the silver award at the 2020 American Beer Festival. (I am usually skeptical of beers that claim to have won awards, mostly because of Pabst’s claim that it won a Blue Ribbon.)
This beer describes itself with the following:
“What is a boat beer? It’s a canned beer that’s crisp, versatile and refreshing. It’s the perfect blank slate. Throw a lime in it, make it bloody or spice the rim for a classic twist. It’s a beer that goes where no glass can. Whether you’re on or off the boat, this beer will take you back to days spent finding refuge in the sea.”
I’ve drank a lot of beer in my time, but this is the first time I’ve seen a reference to “Bloody” beer. I had to look that one up. Turns out it’s a thing where you add tomato juce, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lime juice, and black pepper to a light beer, which sounds to me like a good way to ruin a perfectly fine beer.
All the OTW testers felt it would be better described as a light beer rather than a blonde ale. The flavor was crisp, mild and refreshing. If you’re a fan of heavy beers like IPAs and stouts, this isn’t the brew for you. But if you’re looking for a light easy sipper that you can enjoy while fishing without the need to call Sea Tow to haul you back to port, this is a solid choice.
“I could drill 12 of these and still drive a boat.”
“Pretty light, refreshing.”
“Makes me want to do some day drinking.”
This article was originally published by Onthewater.com. Read the original article here.