NYC is gearing up for one of the hottest mayoral races that is my first. I have no idea who the candidates are and I'm beginning to feel some pre-election guilt. Who should I vote for? What are the issues? What happened to the "Rent's too damn high" guy? I thought his mustache and haircut was too damn fly? (Oh, just looked it up, apparently he endorsed Anthony Weiner last week.) Anyway, the MOST important question, which candidate would I be able to sit down and have a beer with?
But, guys, wait. Wait. Which candidate would I be able to sit down and have a beer OF? Like, what if the candidates WERE BEER and I just had to decide which one I liked the most? That would make the decision even easier!
NYC Mayoral Race 2013 - Every Sip Counts
John A. Catsimatidis
MYTHOS ARIS PALE LAGER
Mythos is the second largest Greek brewery but don't let money and Mediterranean mystique sway you. Aris Pale Lager beer tastes of grain, light seaweed and has a watery feel. As one BA reviewer commented "overall, this beer likely didn't set out to do much, and that's exactly how much it accomplished."
SARANAC BROWN ALE
Saranac may come off as a local brew, but it's definitely connected to some money. This ale has some toasted malts and some light nuttiness. While I don't mind it, I'll look to other brown ales when I have a thirst for this style of beer. From BA's lips to your ears, "A decent brown color, but little head presence."
Joseph J. Lhota BROOKLYN LAGER
Lhota is the former MTA boss and so his reach into the lives of NYC'ers is right up there with this staple Lager. Firm malt center supported by bitterness, Brooklyn Lager is medium gold in color with an ivory head. A working class beer that can rub shoulders with the elites.
This copper colored brew has been around for awhile but made a recent case for itself via social media, which is exactly what Berkowitz did. While Pacifico may be refreshing, I think I can speak for most when I say, despite it's reach, it's not really taken seriously as a beer.
William "Bill" Thompson, Jr.
Why not drink in Obama's favorite candidate with Obama's favorite beer. (Really?) If I were Obama I wouldn't have picked this beer OR this candidate. But then, Obama and I haven't agreed on a lot lately. I guess, Yuengling is... safe? Straight forward and familiar and quaffable.