I remember my first beer...

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Budweiser. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Oh, hey, what's up?

If you know me at all, you know that I love beer. So when the opportunity to review Budweiser's Project 12 beers came around, there was no hesitation before I agreed.

Well, there was a little bit of hesitation. Someone was going to send me beer to try? This had to be some sort of joke. But it wasn't and I'm glad, because having beer delivered to your doorstep is what dreams are made of.



The variety pack included: North Pacific Style Lager, Beechwood Bock, and Vanilla Bourbon Cask. I asked some family and friends to help me try them on Thanksgiving. I made sure both of my brothers participated, since they are beer connoisseurs to say the least.

Let's break 'em down, shall we?



First we tried North Pacific Style Lager. I'll admit it - I judged this beer by its description. I saw the words "hops varieties" and thought there was no way I was going to like it.  However, it didn't turn out to be too hoppy, and I was able to drink it without making a bitter beer face. I would recommend it to anyone who generally likes IPAs or other hoppy beers. Just a tasting was enough for me.


Next up was Beechwood Bock. Guys, this beer is brewed with chocolate and caramel malts. I'm going to let that sink in for a moment while I remember just how delicious it tasted. This is definitely a great beer to drink during the winter, and one that you could have a few of without feeling too full.


Finally, there was the Vanilla Bourbon Cask. It has a light taste, with a smooth finish, and after a few sips I said, "Nobody touch the full bottle in the fridge - it's mine!" I would be able to drink 5 or 6 of these, no problem.

Overall, I was impressed with the selection. It felt like there was a beer for everyone...


Oh, that's because there was!

Everyone enjoyed the Vanilla Bourbon Cask the most, aside from my brother Matt (not photographed) who preferred the Beechwood Bock. That was definitely a close second in my book.

Head on over here to find out more about the beers, the Brewmasters, and to find out where you can find the beers near you.

Have you tried any of these? What do you think?