Featured Contributor: Rick Fenwick Rick@fenwickkoller.com
I have driven south on I-69 more times than I would like to count. When my son was small, he used to say that there was nothing in Indiana but corn. It tends to be a boring drive. Sometimes we find something special in the least likely place. Once on the way back to Michigan, I noticed a sign (around Exit 324) for a carryout store advertising a “good selection of craft beers.” After several more trips back to Michigan and driving by the sign, I finally stopped to check this place out. They had a good selection of craft beers. One that immediately caught my attention was Luck Buddha: An Enlightened Beer.
It was imported from China. It was brewed and bottled by Cheerday Brewery at the Thousand Island Lake in China (http://www.luckydrinkco.com/about/) and imported by Sabemos Beverages in Carlsbad, CA. It was bottled in a unique bottle and I loved their tagline: “Love the beer – Treasure the bottle.”
The presentation of the beer can make a difference. Regardless of the occasion, when you open this bottle it feels special. It is an Asian style lager but reminded me of a pale ale. It is a light beer with a bit of an aftertaste. I poured it into a snifter glass and enjoyed the drink. For my tastes, I enjoyed the packaging more than the beer itself. The beer is not bad and I would purchase it again, if nothing else just for the bottles. While drinking the beer, you have to be creative in deciding what to do with the bottle when you are done. Mine ended up on my desk as my electric plant holder! Now the next time I need to be creative, I know where to begin!
Lucky Buddha factoids:
ABV 4.8 %
Calories 144 (Est)
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