Jakkii writes business things by day and beer things by night. An amateur photographer who’s never far from Instagram, she loves to travel and turns every trip she can into at least a partial beercation. You can find Jakkii as slybeer on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The beer(s) or moment(s) that turned you on to good beer:
My first real exposure to good beer was backpacking in Europe in my early 20s, sucking down €1 Chimays at the hostel bar and just thinking, "Wow!" It was quite the departure from my days drinking New back home! Half a decade later I was back living in Canada amongst their burgeoning craft beer scene with lots of trips to the US and the Pacific Northwest in particular - it’s pretty hard not to fall in love with beer when you’re in Oregon.
You've got three beers to turn someone else on to good beer; what are they and why?
My answer is really: “It depends” but for a relatively broad sweep I’d go with:
Balter XPA - it’s been the most reliable, accessible Australian option I’ve come across for getting people to go: "Oh, beer is actually delicious."
An easygoing fruited kettle sour - I love Batch’s Pash the Magic Dragon, but for the anti-passionfruit amongst us, Wayward’s Raspberry Berliner Weisse.
Big Shed Golden Stout Time - it’s just straight up delicious, but even if sweet beers aren’t someone’s thing, the fact it hits the mark so well in delivering a Gaytime beer always impresses.
The last beer you enjoyed (at time of writing):
Garage Project Super Fresh - super fresh, super thick, and super luscious.
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Jakkii Musgrave / February 28, 2020
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