Here's Every Type Of Beer Drinker You’ll Meet This Summer
Summer is so close we can almost feel the sun soaking into our skin, the sound of competitive backyard cricket, but mostly, the taste of an ice cold brew freshly cracked from the esky.
Safe to say, we. are. FROTHING.
But it would be naive of us to say every beer drinker approaches the warmer months with the same technique or preference when it comes to hops, bitterness and aroma. So we've teamed up with the legends at Young Henrys to round up everyone you might come across once December 1st hits.
1. The Couch Potato
They probably won't leave the vicinity of the lounge room until their kidneys are near bursting so as not to miss a minute of the five-day test match. We wouldn't be surprised if they parked an esky next to their La-Z-Boy chair to cut out any "unnecessary walking".
2. The Always-In-Hand
You can't tell if it's their first beer of the day or if you've just missed their trips to the fridge for re-fills, but this beer drinker will never leave his precious load just lying around (see: 'The Thief' for further explanation.)
3. The Competitive Sportsman
When it comes to games, this guy is up for anything and will encourage everyone to play along too. Be it beer pong or backyard cricket, 'The Competitive Sportsman' will not only hit you for six, but will probably do it with a cold one in hand like it's nbd.
4. The Cider Connoisseur
Ok, so not quite a 'beer drinker' - but wherever there is beer, 'The Cider Connoisseur' is not far behind to tell you they prefer its sweeter cousin. They're also not opposed to adding ice cubes. (Reserve your judgment, people like what they like.)
5. The 'It's 12pm Somewhere'
With long summer days on the horizon, you look forward to forgoing late nights for casual arvo drinks. But during the holiday season, these tend to start earlier and earlier leaving at least one of your mates to say the age old adage, "It's 12pm somewhere!"
6. The Ambivalent
They are never fussy and will drink whatever's offered by their host. (The best friend to have so you can keep the premium brews to yourself!)
7. The Know-It-All
A far cry from 'The Ambivalent' above, 'The Know-It-All' can tell you where and how a beer is brewed as well as how much 'hops' you can expect. They can talk about it for hours (try and stop them) so find the right moment and excuse yourself in need of a re-fill.
8. The Former Wine Drinker
New to the beer scene, those who up until recently preferred wine are still getting used to the subtle nuances of some of the craftier beers. Ease them into it, or it's going to be a longggg summer.
9. The Thief
We've all got that mate who rocks up forgetting to BYO and expecting handouts (watch video above). When these don't come willingly, you best keep a hawk eye on your esky because 'The Thief' is not opposed to dipping in to the communal basket under the guise of 'sharing is caring'.
10. The First Timer
We all remember our first beer fondly, and there's nothing sweeter than that introductory sip as a ripe 18-year-old. Ahhhh, those were the days.
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