Whether you are hosting a house party, office get-together or a more formal gathering, alcohol is a common beverage that people expect to have on hand for enjoyment and making conversation. Here are three kinds of alcohol to have on hand.
Beer consists of grains, hops, yeast and water. There are many styles of beer including:
- India Pale Ales, an ale that puts the hop aroma and flavor at the forefront of the beverage. IPAs originated when British sailors took large quantities of beer overseas and put hops in them to preserve the beer for the long voyage.
- Pilsners, an easy-drinking, low alcohol beer made from hops and pilsner yeast. The result is a crisp and light beer enjoyed around the globe.
- Stouts, a dark beer that comes in different varieties such as oatmeal, milk and imperial. These are heavy in body and pair well with foods like barbeque, stews and chocolate.
There are many styles of beer, so guests can typically find at least one type of beer that is to their liking.
Liquor is a broad category of beverages and can be used in mixed drinks or taken straight. If you need liquor for your gathering, plan ahead as you may not be able to buy liquor on Sundays or late at night; when in doubt, ask a liquor law consultant Houston in your state. Some of the many drinks you can make with liquor include margaritas, mojitos and cosmopolitans.
Wine is made from the fermentation of grapes with the main varieties being red, white and dessert. White wines are typically paired with foods like fish and vegetables, while red wines are usually paired with red meats and desserts. However, there are no hard and fast rules to pairing wine with food, so go with what works for you and your guests.
Consider having these alcohols on hand during your next party or gathering.