BREWER: Founders, Michigan, USA
STYLE: Wheat Ale
VESSEL: 12 fl.oz. tin
DATE OF POST: 31st July 2022
The name for this beer has to be up there with the greatest of all time.
Big statement I know, and at first it has to be said I went full Liam Lynch, yeah whatever. But the more I thought about it the more it made sense and the more it grew on me.
There are myriad of interpretations available here and all situation dependent.
All Day Vacay is not understated as a name but certainly isn’t big bang f*ckin wow look at me either. It is just… perfect.
And I’m glad I understood my own interpretation of it when I came to testing this brew as without I may have gone a little harsher.
Is ADV a great beer? Nope.
Good beer? I’m not sure it is.
But drinkable, sessionable, make of it what you willable? Yes it is.
Let us now add the incredible (and again not big bang fuckin wow) tin art to the mix.
Founders have nailed it!!!
This beer is not the best, but it’s brewed for whatever trip you wanna take it on.
I get it. I dig it. I just don’t massively like it.
Jymi’s Rating: 48%
Who doesn’t enjoy a holiday? Or as our friends across the pond call it, a vacation. And to have a beer named in that spirit is a wonderful thing. As is the holiday inspired can that wraps up All Day Vacay.
It’s a promising start. And I have to say I was rooting for this beer to be a good un.
The thing is, while it’s not bad, ADV doesn’t quite live up to the hype of the van. I recognise that thinking something is going to be good can lead to disappointment, and that could be the case here.
The beer is well balanced and nicely carbonated to carry the flavour. But there’s not too much flavour to be carried. There’s a hint of the well known wheat flavour, and it carries through enough length. ADV just doesn’t jump out and smack you around the face enough.
Having said that, it’s a good session beer. And it would serve you well on a beach vacation. It’s just lacking a little of those magical holiday vibes I was so hoping for!
Sammy’s Rating: 61%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 54.5%
MOB review next weekend: CAMBSTAR by BREWBOARD
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze weekly since 2017