The free beer is one of life's simple pleasures. Yes, shelling out more for booze will make your brain tell you it tastes better than a cheap bottle. But a complimentary brew is like Christmas morning in a pint glass. It’s the present you cherish but did little to deserve. It's life's gravy, and a sign that there's hope for us all. If we can reach out to each other with a free can in hand, who's to say we can't solve the world's problems?
Of course, we're not thinking about saving the world when we seek a beer gratis — we're usually just thirsty. So to help you quench your own sudsy desires when your wallet is feeling light, we reached out to a few industry friends for their advice on securing a complimentary beer.