If you ever found yourself drinking a homemade beer that had a bit of an off taste, don’t worry, there are several easy ways to make it more enjoyable. Here are a few tips to make homemade beer taste better:
Beer Salts: Inspired by Mexican tradition of adding lime and salt in beer, these salts are a quick and easy way to enhance the flavor of your beer. They come in many different flavors, such as chili lime, spicy pickle, and lemon garlic.
Cocktail Bitters: Bitters add depth and complexity to beer, just like they do in cocktails. A few drops of orange, grapefruit, or cherry bitters can round out the flavors of a hoppy IPA or a dark stout.
Apple Juice (Shandy): A shandy is a beer cocktail made with a combination of beer and lemonade or other fruit juices. Adding apple juice brings a subtle sweetness to the beer without overpowering it.
Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit juice is a popular addition to IPAs and other hop-forward beers. Its citrusy flavor complements the hops and adds a tartness to the beer.
Campari: For a more adventurous beer cocktail, try adding Campari to your beer. This Italian aperitif has a bitter, herbal flavor that pairs well with hoppy beers.
With these simple tips, you can easily improve the taste of your homemade beer and impress your friends with your newfound mixology skills.