Guest Blog's picture

6 Exciting Things to do While Drinking Beer

6 Exciting Things to do While Drinking Beer

Beer goes well with almost everything. A true beer specialist will tell you that a cold one will spice up any activity. Don’t know what to do while enjoying your beer?

Here are 6 of the most exciting things beer-lovers do when they’re up for a frosty.

  1.  Cooking with beer

Is there anything better than enjoying a well-made craft beer while you’re cooking? Yes, taking your dish to the next level with beer as a secret ingredient! Beer is known to add an earthy flavour to your dishes and works excellently with any cooking technique.

The Internet is filled with recipes that include beer, either as the main star or as a keen add-up. Still, few mention the basic rules of cooking with beer. Before you crack one open and start experimenting, there are certain things you must take into consideration.

Tips for combining cooking with beer

  • Don’t get the meat or vegetables too drunk – moderation is key;
  • Don’t light up your saucepan – flaming looks fantastic on TV but doesn’t go well with beer;
  • Don’t overcook your food to get rid of the alcohol – there will always be trace amounts.
  1. Watching TV

Watching TV is probably the most widespread activity enjoyed together with a pint of good beer. The pleasant buzz will emphasise the positive aspects of everything, and it will turn even the most dreadful TV show into decent entertainment.

Some will save their beers for sports matches; others will instead have a movie with their drink. Everything goes. All you need is a comfortable couch to relax in and a few beers to get it going. As long as you don’t let them overcome your senses, you are sure to make the experience more agreeable.

Still, try not to become a couch potato and vary your beer activities. It’s proven that too much TV watching is bad                long-term.

  1. Fishing

You may see a beer without a fisherman, but you won’t see a fisherman without a beer. Beer and fishing go so well together. 'Having a frosty' by the pond or in the boat has got to be an ideal way to serve your drink.

However, competitive anglers' fundamental rule is that you shouldn't overlook if you want to honour the club. Always have your beer after you catch a fish.

That’s right. Please don't indulge in it too soon. Try to see it as a prize. We know it can be a long-awaited prize, especially in

Also, keep in mind that you must catch your first fish on a line. Net casting doesn’t count, according to the fisherman’s code of conduct.

  1. Playing casino games

Playing casino games with a beer in front of you is an excellent way to unwind after a long day at work.

On the one hand, you have the chance to score some extra cash to fuel your passion. But playing in the casino is not all about money. For example, Blackjack, Poker, and other casino games require focus and a grasp of basic strategies.

So, it’s not all luck, and you should try to keep your sharpness intact. When you feel you’re crossing into that buzzy realm and your focus is in places, stay on the safe side and close the casino app.

You should also be aware that not all online casinos are safe. That's why it is important to play only at brands reviewed by experienced organisations. Do your research before playing and ensure that your service provider operates legally and won’t try to scam you.

It would be a pity to let a scam casino ruin your relaxing beer session.

  1. Practice your creativity

Remember that old guitar that’s been getting dusty in your attic? Grab a beer start strumming. What if suddenly you’re able to hit those difficult chords?

A study from the University of Graz has shown that beer will boost your creativity. Quoted by the Independent, one of the study's authors claims that a moderate dose of alcohol will help you see creative solutions to your tasks more efficiently.

The researchers haven't found a conclusive answer about how this works but have come up with two equally convincing theories.

  • When we have a problem to solve, we tend to fixate our minds on it. This is where a pinch of alcohol comes in handy, as it seems it acts in a way that allows us to look at the problem from a different angle.
  • The other theory is that alcohol distracts us from our central awareness, allowing us to tap into the unconscious mind, where creativity flows from.

A well-timed beer may reveal that you’ve been underestimating your creative skills all along.

  1. Craft your own beer

Why not starting with crafting your beer at home. You’ll need some preparations for this. First of all, you need water, malt, hops and yeast.

You need to source your brewing equipment with:

  • Brewing kettle
  • Fermenter
  • Sanitiser
  • Auto-siphon
  • Stir Spoon
  • Beer recipe and ingredients

There are different techniques for brewing, and any deviation from these techniques will yield you a different type of beer. With time and experimenting, you’ll see what needs to be tweaked and end up producing your dream beer.

Irrespective of the method you choose, your beer crafting process will go through these steps:

  • Malting – drying and processing the grains
  • Scraping – grinding the malt
  • Mashing – dissolving the mixture in water and heating it until you obtain 'sugar water.'
  • Clearing – separating the solid remains from your sugar water and obtaining ‘wort.'
  • Boiling the wort – depending on your method, this step affects the taste of the final product.
  • Fermentation – you filter the wort, let it cool, and add yeast and air to ferment.
  • Bottling – the crowning of your brewing process: filling the bottles.

Go ahead and create your own trademark beer while you’re enjoying one. For a true beer lover, it's the best thing money can't buy!