Athletic Upside Dawn Ale

Posted on 04/08/2023 in misc

Food Lion has had only Bud, Coors, etc. NA beers in the cooler, until this week. I checked this week and much to my surprise they had upgraded the selection. They had Guinness, Sam Adams, and a couple from Athletic Brewing. So I bought a six pack of the Athletic Golden Ale, and Breck and I finished it in one night. So that should be a tell.

It's tasty. It's got some fruit in the nose and flavor profile that don't really belong in a Golden Ale. It tastes more like a NA juicy IPA. So not particularly representative of what a golden ale should taste like, but a very tasty and drinkable beer, which is all that really matters.

I think we've hit the point that if you want to cut back on real beer but like the taste of beer, you have enough options for good NA beers that you can make the switch and lose nothing except calories, which is a good thing to lose.

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