Sunday, July 15, 2012

Rolling in the Deep

Adele can take a seat for this one, because I'm referring to my summer beer of choice this week.

I first heard about Rolling Rock from my dad, a man who enjoys beer and knows more about it than I do. So when I was down visiting my parents in Florida (the same visit when I went to beer heaven in the form of an off-license) he offered me a Rolling Rock. Little did I know how it would soon become my pint of choice in Canada.

Rolling Rock is an American beer that prides itself on being small-town. Now I'm not much of a small town girl, but if this is what comes out of small towns, I could be converted. Their small town charm seems to working though because this beer is finding its way into bars and restaurants across Canada and the US (and maybe the world for all I know).

I don't know if it's the name or the green bottle, but this beer tastes like nature's beer to me. I just imagine it coming from a beautiful, clear beer waterfall and they just bottle it straight from the beer stream. I realize this is not realistic or possible (but if this did happen in Rolling Rock's hometown, I'd move there in a heartbeat) but it's the best way for me to describe the taste of Rolling Rock.

It's fresh, crisp and a nice clean taste. Not too strong, it's a great pint for a hot afternoon on a patio if you are looking for that 'ahhhhh'-refreshing moment.

The Lager Lady


  1. You know that a cold Rolling Rock may always be found in kitchener for you as many years ago it was introduced to us by my Dad and has since been the beer of choice for our family. Dad would have been very proud and pleased to hear you review. Until we see each other again, cheers cuz.

    Dave R.

  2. From what I have been told, it has been popular in the States for a long time (I think it's been around since like the 1930's) and considered to be a really cheap beer. It has only recently been introduced to Canada since Labatt has took on distribution. I am totally happy about that because that means it's so readily available (nothing better than when you can find it on draught). It is so delicious and totally my beer of choice these days.
    PS- I have never seen it in a bottle. Cool!