Beer is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Wherever you go, you will likely find some beer and fanciers of the drink. With that, a question arises: Why do people like beer?
Well, as you will see today, there is not only one, two, or three reasons. We will be talking about eight reasons today! With that, let us not dilly-dally anymore. Let us get on with the discussion!
The Top 3 Reasons Why People Like Beer
As we have said, there is more than one reason people like beer. If you were to survey a few people, you could get as many different answers as many people you ask. However, in general, all and any reason can fall under one of these first three points we have here.
1. Many Like Beer Because of Its Taste
First and foremost, many people like beer because of its taste. However, some might argue it is also what puts people off. There is no right or wrong between the two, though. It is all a matter of preference.
As you might already know, most – if not all – beers have some bitterness. It is this flavor that helps a person like or hate beer. Many people like bitterness. Hence, why many like beer.
However, when it comes to taste, that is not all that determines whether a person would love or hate the drink. That is not the only reason why many like the taste of beer. Many people like beer for its bitterness and the complex flavors it offers.
It might be the best time to note that while many like beer for its taste, not everyone like it at first taste. It took some time for many to like this drink. In other words, it only grew on them.
2. Many Like Beer Because of How It Makes Them Feel
On the other hand, many people like beer because it makes them feel good. However, that good differs from one individual to another. On one end of the spectrum, some people like beer for the buzz.
On the other hand, some people like the drink for the opposite reason. That is, it makes them feel relaxed. Whichever way, the bottom line is that many people like beer as it brings on a pleasurable feeling.
The way beer can make people feel can be good enough for some to disregard what they do not like – often, the taste – about the drink. As we have said above, not everyone likes how beers taste. However, some can move past that and still like beer for the good feeling it brings.
3. Many Like Beer Because of Its Social Aspect
In a way, one could associate this reason with the previous one. That is because this last point also involves good feelings and good times.
Many like beer because of its association with social matters. In other words, many like beer because of their liking for crowds or, at the very least, company.
One could drink beer alone. However, this drink is most commonly drunk with other people. It could be with a partner, a small group of friends, or even with strangers. The bottom line is that this drink is generally a social drink.
Now, one of the reasons beer has been a popular social drink is because of how low its alcohol content is.
It allows people to mingle with others over a few bottles or cans of it while still remembering what happen for it to be a memory to remember. People can enjoy a few glasses of it together and still be able to talk, have fun, and all that jazz.
Similar to the point above, some might not like certain things about a beer but can ignore it for its social aspect.
Other Reasons Why Many Like Beer
We have discussed the three main reasons why people like beer. However, as we have said, there are many reasons why people like this drink. Here, let us discuss some other noteworthy reasons beer is popular.
4. Many Like Beer Because It Makes for a Good Food Pairing
Many drink beer on its own. However, it is not uncommon to pair it with food, as it goes well with many different snacks and dishes. One could say that beer and food have a symbiotic relationship, as the two can enhance each other’s flavors. Here are some pairings you might want to try out:
- Light Lagers: Spicy Dishes
- Dark Lagers: Hearty Dishes
- Amber Ales: Fried Dishes
- Brown Ales: Any Dish
- Porters: Seafood
- Stouts: Desserts
(Note: Keep in mind that these pairings are only to give you an idea. These are not the only pairings possible.)
5. Many Like Beer Because of Its Cultural Value
If you are an oenophile, you probably already know about wine regions. In other words, places that are known for particular wines. As you can guess, the wines become embedded in the history and culture of these places.
Unfortunately, there are no beer regions. (At least not yet, that is!) Despite that, many places have a specialty beer or two. With that, it can be a way for a city or a country to represent itself in beer form. On the other hand, for beer enthusiasts, it can be a fun way to know a region.
6. Many Like Beer Because of the Boost It Gives
Are you at a dead end? Some beer might be able to help you with that!
Many like beer because of the flow and stream of ideas it can help give. It could vary from one person to another. However, some attest that beer can offer another way to look at things. In other words, it can provide the creativity boost one needs when in a slump.
7. Many Like Beer Because of Its Diversity
Beers come in different shapes and sizes. However, it does not end there. This drink also comes in varying, well, everything! It comes in various ABV, IBU, Flavors, Aromas, etc.
As we have said earlier, beer can pair well with food. Now, there are many different food out there. Even if we only list the types of cuisines, it could take a day!
If you are new in the beer world, you might have thought there are only a limited number of beer types, and you would have difficulty finding one to pair with your favorite snacks and dishes.
Well, you need not worry. With how many types of beer there are, you will not only find one (or two) to tickle your tastebuds but a bottle or can to pair with your favorite dish too!
8. Many Like Beer Because of the History
Finally, many like beer because of the history and story a bottle, can, or pint might hold. As you might already know, beer is not only one of the most popular drinks out there. It is also one of the oldest ones! If you want to travel back in time, it could be a fun way to do so!
What Beer Do People Like?
We discussed why people like beer. Now, let us briefly discuss what beer people like.
As we have said above, there are many beers out there. With that, we will not be able to list all of them. However, let us share with you some of the best beer brands you might want to try:
- Guinness: Irish Stout Beer
- Heineken: European Pale Lager Beer
- Budweiser: American Pale Lager Beer
- Corona: Mexican Pale Lager Beer
- Asahi Super Dry: Rice Lager Beer
You now know the eight reasons why many like beer. However, these reasons are not excuses to drink more than you should!
One can best enjoy drinking beer in moderation. As you likely already know, drinking more than the recommended amount could harm one’s health. However, it does not end there. While beer could be a fun drink, more of it does not always mean more fun. More beer does not enhance the good things people like about it.
More beer will not enhance its flavors. Quite the opposite. Too much beer can dull your senses. At some point, you will no longer taste the flavors properly.
More beer will not enhance the pleasurable experience. Too much beer can make you lose it. Also, we might as well throw in the inevitable hangover too.
More beer will not enhance the communal experience. Too much beer might ruin the occasion for you! These are only examples, though! With that, enjoy beer but make sure you drink responsibly!
Are you still wondering why do people like beer? Well, we hope not! Today, we discussed some of the main reasons why people like beer. We hope we got to help you with this beer concern.
However, why stop there? You now know why people like beer. Now, it is time to find the beer you will like! Check out our other discussions to find your next favorite beer!
As a homebrewer, Michael would get frustrated about the lack of brewing information on the internet. After hundreds of gallons of spoilt batches, Micheal had enough. And he founded Unknown Brewing as a resource for homebrewers.