America's favorite beer: Guinness or Heineken? | The Tylt
America's favorite beer: Guinness or Heineken?
Whether you're drinking green beer for St. Patrick's Day or knocking back a six pack in the middle of March Madness, everyone has a go-to beer of choice. Some prefer dark and more flavorful beers, others mild, while some simply prefer their beer to be cold. Which beer wins out?
Guinness is everyone's favorite Irish dry stout. Beer Advocate describes its taste as "dark, rich, creamy with little fizz and plenty of head and lace," with a scent of coffee and chocolate.
Guinness has an iconic look and history. According to Delish's Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo, "it all began in 1759 with a 9,000-year lease."
Proprietor Arthur Guinness headed to Dublin and signed a 9,000-year lease on a dilapidated brewery at St. James's Gate.
Guinness takes its legacy seriously, and the brand makes drinking its beer a special occasion. There's a specific method to pouring when it comes to Guinness on tap:
At the bar, Guinness should be poured into a glass tilted at 45 degrees until it's three-quarters full. Then your barkeep should let it sit for two minutes to settle before topping it off with the quintessential creamy white head.
Don't worry, canned Guinness is specially-formulated to recreate the same taste as Guinness Draught.
Forget light beers, Guinness is the gift that keeps on giving. According to The Daily Meal, Guinness is filled with healthy complex carbs, making it the more nutritious option when compared against light beers on the market.
Additionally, like Charlie Bamforth, a professor of brewing sciences at the University of California, told CNN, “Because Guinness contains a lot of unmalted barley, which contains more fiber than malted grain, it is also one of the beers with the highest levels of fiber.”
Guinness' benefits don't stop at the bar; it's also an incredible ingredient to cook with. Whether you go for the classic Beef and Guinness Stew, or you opt for the Guinness brownies, this beer adds a "rich, roasted wheat flavor" to any dish.
Heineken has been called the "archetypal lager," and similar to Yuengling, this beer is a classic, but on an international scale. According to Best Beer HQ, Heineken is the lager you compare all others against. No matter where you are in the world, you can recognize this beer's iconic green bottle.
Back in 1873 a young entrepreneur named Gerard Heineken discovered a passion for brewing. So he purchased a piece of land in what is now the centre of Amsterdam, built a brewery and set about perfecting the recipe that would soon become Holland’s first ‘premium’ lager beer.
True to its international roots, Heineken has also become synonymous with soccer. What is the Champion's League without a green bottle in your hand?