Beer: Deer Beer
Style: Lager - American Light
ABV: 4.2
7 Stars

It’s Opening Day today!

I’m not talking about the Detroit Tigers. Hopefully they are learning how to play baseball after the 2019 season.

I’m talking about deer hunting! Today through November 30 is the “regular firearm” season, so if you know a hunter, you know you won’t see them for a while.

Photo Credit – Michigan.gov

A coveted and sometimes good luck charm to hunters is their beer of choice. I’m going to throw Big Lake Brewing‘s DEER BEER into the mix for a quality hunting beer.

I have not attended a deer camp or being out there in the blind or tree stands, so I cannot comment on the in-the-moment drinking experience, but I’ve had MOST of the traditional light beers that hunters swear by.

DEER BEER is a simple beer to enjoy, and it does not have any bells or whistles. It has a soft mouthfeel yet is crushable at 4.2%. The lingering taste of DEER BEER is delicious and full. When you pack DEER BEER, you’re going to get a light craft beer that you will be able to drink all weekend.

The rhyming beer name is cute, but to the point. Big Lake is telling the consumer that this light lager is for anything deer-related. Perhaps the can art and name will be your new lucky charm as it will also be camouflaged within the orange and brown leaves remaining on trees and on the ground. Big Lake puts their beers in 16 oz cans, so you’re going to get a full pint with every can you pack.

So, whether you are getting ready for the season or already out in the woods, it’s time for you to “go get that buck” as Ted Nugent sings in his ode to Fred Bear with Big Lake Brewing’s DEER BEER.


Disclaimer: Ed purchased this beer for this review.

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By Ed Norton

Edwin "Ed" Norton was first introduced to craft beer when his designated fraternity Big Brother Vince asked him if he knew anything about the topic. Ed admitted his ignorance and the rest is history as Ed and Vince would split six-packs of craft beers each week during Ed's probationary status. Ed is now a craft beer enthusiast who is always on the lookout for a beer he has not tried when bottle shopping or drinking at breweries and bars. In addition to drinking beer, this livelong Michigan resident enjoys a bunch of hobbies that he doubts you really care about, other than drinking beer and sounding off about it.

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