Beer is an affordable luxury for women
“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” - Kaiser Wilhelm
Women who develop an appreciation for beer are a revered segment of the population. Although the number of female beer lovers is growing, they are still considered a rare breed – a fascination to men and a secretly-admired class by other women. When men discover a woman’s delightful knowledge on the subject, they become unconsciously enamored, seemingly seduced by her desire to connect with this thirst-quenching brew, Bella Online, The Voice of Women commented.
We enjoy the diversity of exotic foods, from salads with raspberry vinaigrette dressing to Japanese sushi or shrimp marinated in lemon. Beer holds as much exotic appeal as any food – signature types like Belgian tripel, kolsch, chocolate stout, framboise, India pale ale, weissbier, oatmeal porter, saison, doppelbock, pilsner, marzen, biere de garde, barleywine, scotch ale, and mead. Within those styles are hundreds of signature brews, with appealing flavors for the most discriminating palate.
Beer is versatile, due to this wide array of styles. It can be refreshing on a summer day, deeply satisfying as a warmed aperitif by a raging fire, or used as a magical ingredient in every category of gourmet cooking.
If you fear that beer will make you fat, consider reading the label, as you would with any food product. The list of low carb beer and light beer is growing daily. Some styles, particularly porters and stouts, have been nicknamed “liquid bread,” having the added benefit of decreasing your appetite for high calorie foods.
You are a woman with class and style, so always drink beer from a glass. This will allow the CO2 to dissipate into the atmosphere before it gets to your stomach where it can produce that “bloated” feeling. It will also allow your beer to breathe, which draws out the complexities in a Trappist Ale or Bavarian-style wheat beer. Many brasseries and brewpubs present your selection in a beer chalice or snifter, pleasuring your sense of smell with evocative aromas, as well.
Bitterness in beer is an acquired taste, much like your love of coffee. You may be completely satisfied with the refreshing citrus flavors in a hazy weissbier. On the other hand, a hoppy IPA may entice you with its crisp, dry nose, causing you to fall in love with its powerful, lingering bite. As you experience the diversity in style and signature, you will be drawn to those with the power to release those pleasure-seeking endorphins in your brain, much like you are drawn to your favorite “flavor” of man. Enjoy that pleasure, savoring every nuance of its sweet complexity.
Beer is an affordable luxury. The most complex of imports is well within the price-range of reality, placing it in a class by itself.