In the spirit of beer being the beverage of the everyday man (and woman), we present Musical Cheers, a column that puts real beer in the hands of real people. Musical Cheers is guest authored by a revolving selection of friends and columnists with tastes as varied as the beers they review.
Guest reviewer name/occupation:
Kasey Schumacher, performer and marketing director at Let Me Be Frank Productions
Currently listening to:
Thomas Rhett's new album “Center Point Road"
Favorite summer activity:
Attending the local farmers market!
“Vox" by Christina Dalcher
Go-to karaoke song to perform:
“I Hate Myself for Loving You" by Joan Jett
Preferred Blue Collar Brews:
Preferred White Collar Brews:
Tropics, brewed at the Ahnapee Brewery in Algoma, Wis.
Name of beer reviewing:
Fox River Brewing Co. Red Bobber Raspberry Ale
Type of beer:
They say don't judge a book by its cover. Does the same apply to beer bottles? Because just based on looks, I think I'm going to enjoy this one. My initial judgment is that this is a sharp looking beer. The label is very intriguing. There's an image of a woman's face as well as a red bobber and a hook on it. I like the nautical/fishing theme. The woman's face makes it look like she has a secret. If a bottle of beer can look sexy, this accomplishes that very well.
Very refreshing! I loved the obvious taste of raspberry without being too overpowering. I had an idea in my head that it would taste like juice, but it doesn't. It still tasted like a beer despite being fruit-flavored.
You'll like this beer if:
If you want a fresh, summer beer while sitting outside on a patio, or perhaps enjoying a family BBQ. I couldn't drink this beer all evening long because that's too much raspberry for my taste. If you like to seasonally switch up your drink, I would give this one a try this summer.
You'll dislike this beer if:
If you prefer darker beers with a more robust flavor, this probably wouldn't be your cup of tea … (err, pint of beer). If you have a hard time associating a fruit with your beer, I would stay away from this one.