Constellation Brands’ Andrew Robsham Talks Beer, Brewmasters and the Perfect Pour
Written By: Jane Adler Corona Premier Draft
Photography Provided By: Constellation Brands Corona Premier Draft
Beer is a universal language, and Andrew Robsham is fluent in it. A long-time beer lover, this Midwestern native packed his lagers, we mean, luggage, and transplanted to the land of eternal sunshine, opportunity and all-day happy hour—yeah, we mean Southern California. Robsham is a Draft Manager for Constellation Brands, the leading total alcohol supplier in the nation that is responsible for producing some of your numero uno imports like Corona, Modelo and Pacifico. He talks about beer brewing the same way a chemist explains a successful experiment with parts-per-million this and carbon dioxide that. Evidently, beauty is in the eye of the beer holder (or however that phrase goes). Constellation Brands’ latest launch celebrates elevating the familiar into a premium product. Corona Premier Draft is 90 calories of guilt-free goodness from the brand you know with the flavor you crave.
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“It’s perfectly balanced with a touch of sweetness and a clean, pleasantly dry finish. The aroma is a fruity honey aroma with a touch of malt. The smoothest, most drinkable Corona yet,” boasts Robsham.
The newest addition to the Corona family is a palate-cleansing aperitif that pairs perfectly with light, fresh dishes such as seafood, shellfish, pork and chicken. With only 2.6 grams of carbs, you’ll be able to have your keg and drink it, too. According to Robsham, draft beer is “the closest representation of the liquid that the brewmaster wanted” and Corona Premier aims to bottle this unblemished blonde. They hit the ale right on the head with the debut of this light lager, and the freshness is sure to help you find your beach.
A beer can be an olive branch, a reward or even an icebreaker. It can be a way to warm up for a big night out or cool down from a rigorous work day. A beer is a multi-faceted beverage that can be light, dark, sweet, sour, hoppy or mellow. And according to Robsham, there is no wrong way to drink one. Corona Premier Draft
Pouring a beer though, now that’s a whole ‘nother ball game. Andrew explains that the key lies in tilting the glass to a 45-degree angle and straightening it as the head (or foam portion) forms without touching the faucet to the beer. This should result in one to one and a half inches of frothy goodness. The resulting malted mustache allows the aromas to flaunt the flavor profile enhancing overall drinkability. Yet when it all boils down to it, there is really only one right way to serve a beer—and that’s cold. Corona Premier Draft