If you're going to even feign classiness, then by all means pour that St. Ides into a fancy-ass glass and drink up. OE and Colt 45 are both decent enough out-of-glass options, too.
For chugging out of the bottle (the way God intended), grab that OE and get down. St. Ides and Colt 45 won't be too tough to swill either, though. But STAY AWAY FROM THAT CRAZY STALLION.
"When I’m teaching about beer, one of my main points is drink out of a glass -- you wanna see the head retention, color, the clarity -- it’s all a part of it when drinking nice beer. When I’m talking about this, it’s really important to do the opposite -- what you don't know can’t hurt you, you don’t wanna be smelling creamed corn from the cafeteria. But if they're ice cold in a bag and you’re hanging out with friends outside listening to music, drink out of the bottle and share it and make sure everyone taps it for good luck. In this, you really get to taste all the defects, and they clearly pair better with [LEGALLY PURCHASED DRUGS!]."
Rachel Freeman is a food/drink editorial assistant at Thrillist. She is an avid 40 enthusiast, until she gets to those last few very sad, very warm sips. Follow her into the abyss at @rachelifreeman.