What Beer You Should Drink According to Your Zodiac Sign Gallery
July 24, 2018
A beer mastermind shares his expertise on brews and astrology
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What Beer You Should Drink According to Your Zodiac Sign
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Every single person has an astrological sign unique to the date on which they were born, and some believe this plays a significant role in each person’s destiny. While most people don’t allow their star sign to seriously dictate life decisions, beliefs about the zodiac date back to the mid-first century B.C., and the idea may be more popular now than ever.
What's your sign? The 12 slices are Aries (March 21 to April 19), Taurus (April 20 to May 20), Gemini (May 21 to June 20), Cancer (June 21 to July 22), Leo (July 23 to August 22), Virgo (August 23 to September 22), Libra (September 23 to October 22), Scorpio (October 23 to November 21), Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21), Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Aquarius (January 20 to February 18), and Pisces (February 19 to March 20). Each one is designated strengths and weaknesses, personality traits, desires, and compatibility with other people.
Anyone who knows a thing or two about booze understands beer can get pretty complex, too. So we sat down with beer genius Max Bakker, who is a beer educator at Anheuser Busch and one of only 16 Master Cicerones in the entire world — an elite wine sommelier for beer, if you will — to find out what’s in the stars for each zodiac personality. Read on to see Bakker's suggestions for what beer you should drink according to your zodiac sign.
Aries is bold, courageous, optimistic, and passionate. This sign is a natural-born leader and thrives off of tackling obstacles under any circumstance. For these reasons, Aries matches best with a double IPA that has powerful hop aromas and strong flavors with assertive bitterness.
Taureans are dependable, devoted, and patient — all of which complement their love of slowly savoring food and beverages. An Irish stout provides the ultimate mouthfeel experience from beginning to end, starting with a nice velvety texture and finishing with an oil-slick coating to remind you of its lingering presence.
Geminis are social butterflies. They’re eager to learn and adaptable, and they love to bounce ideas back and forth. These Chatty Cathys are the life of every gathering, which is why Bakker says hard seltzer is the perfect choice for them. It’s light, refreshing, and comes in a plethora of different flavors to satisfy Gemini’s curious palate.
Cancers are compassionate, intuitive, and sympathetic. While they don’t often share the intimate details of their personal lives (especially with strangers), they do find solace in arts and crafts, spending time with Mom, and relaxing near bodies of water. Bakker compares an American amber ale to a warm sweater — offering the comfort Cancers crave with each sip.
Leos are creative, proud, kind-hearted, generous, and cheerful. They love expensive things, pops of color, and going on vacation. Consider them the boisterous theater kid humming show tunes in the back of class. Bakker believes an American barleywine is big enough to match this admirable personality.
Virgos are clean and loyal, but can also be analytical perfectionists who believe in doing things right down to the very last detail. A Munich helles has an ideal balance of malty sweetness and hop bitterness. Bakker says this trendy German-style beer is humble in flavor but proud in brewing perfection.
Although Libras are infamous for holding grudges, they do everything they can to avoid confrontation and are always seeking balance and peace. As long as others treat them fairly, Libras are sweet, just like an English brown ale. This full-bodied beer is traditionally fruity, but can also taste malty and nutty — a perfect balance for the harmonious Libra.
Scorpios demand facts, love winning debates, and have a hankering for a higher purpose. They crave intensity and satisfaction, which is why Bakker told us a barrel-aged imperial stout pairs perfectly with this brave, and at times stubborn, personality. This strong style has extreme flavors that will please the palette of Scorpios no matter the season.
Sagittarians are creative, hilarious, and love to discover new things, especially in the great outdoors. The Belgian tripel is a historic style that has recently grown in popularity — a foolproof choice for those interested in venturing off the beaten path.
Capricorns tend to be more disciplined than other signs. They have great self-control and management skills, and also heavily value craftsmanship and family. A German-style pilsner is a timeless classic — the perfect complement to a Capricorn’s desire to keep with tradition.
Although they’re often reserved, Aquarians enjoy intellectual conversations with friends, helping others, and fighting for causes. They always keep their promises and are loved by many, like an American pale ale: a classic style that launched the craft beer revolution circa 1980, Bakker says. The profile is close to that of an IPA, but with a moderate alcohol content and less aggressive hops.
Pisces are friendly, wise, romantic, spiritual, and compassionate, making them a hit with friends and strangers alike. Similarly, a Berliner weisse-style beer is lively, likeable, and not-at-all clamorous. It’s the perfect choice to toast with a new friend or someone dear to the heart.
Now that you know which style of beer is in the cards for you as told by your zodiac sign, these 101 best brews in America will aid you in your efforts to find the most delicious ones.
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