Against The Grain #Poundsign – A Trendy Lager

For some reason, I never got into instagram. I follow a few breweries on there, but only go on once or twice a month. One thing I don’t like about it is that people put a million hashtags (or “poundsigns”) on their photos. I think it’s a bit obnoxious. That’s what I like about the can art on this beer. It pokes a bit of fun at that.


ABV: 4%

Style: American Pale Lager

Trivia: According to, “A hashtag is a type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme or content. Users create and use hashtags by placing the hash character (or number sign) # in front of a word or unspaced phrase, either in the main text of a message or at the end. Searching for that hashtag will then present each message that has been tagged with it.”

Random: I can’t stand white iPhones. I don’t like white cars either.

The brew poured with half a finger of white head. It dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. As expected, the body was a clear, straw color with high carbonation. The nose was mild, even for the style. It had milled grain and a touch of skunk. After a few sniffs, fresh-cut grass was present to, albeit very slight. The taste started with the same milled grain as the nose. Old lemon rind came through next with a hint of a metallic taste. The metal taste wasn’t off-putting, but noticeable. The flavors were clean and crisp and inoffensive. It had a thicker-than-expected body for the style with soda-like carbonation. It was accompanied by a lengthy finish with grain and grass. This would make for a great beer to give someone who is into macro-lagers or to throw in a cooler on a hot day. I would have this again, although for $3.99 a can ($.25 per ounce), there are more economical choices out there.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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