Ok, let’s just start by saying that I like good beer. I mean I really enjoy a well crafted beer. And let’s also say that I have a particular disdain for shit-beer. No don’t get me wrong….I have drunk my fair share of the Natty Light and Milwaukee’s Beast. But mostly those were back in my “younger” days. Back when my biggest concern was getting a buzz and trying to get laid.
Now I am married and don’t need the buzz and rarely get laid so I need something a bit more than just some MeisterChow-ish type beer. I need to know that someone understands that beer is good. But at the same time I need those guys who are making this stuff to back the f**k off the wine culture a bit. I mean come on. IT’S BEER! Just let it be beer. I could give 2 shits what some jerkweed thinks of the “mouthfeel” of a particular brand. I also don’t need to know that this particular brew has the faintest essence of ANYTHING! Let me be the judge. Tell me that you liked it, compare it to something (or don’t) and then shut up. The great thing about beer is that it is flexible. You can drink it while working on a car, at a football game, or at a high class restaurant. What you can’t do is make it like wine.
People, for the most part, are afraid of wine. They don’t know what it means, where it comes from, or how to drink it. There are too many rules. You need the right glass, the right temp, the right tie, the right car, etc. With beer, sure a good glass would be ideal but at the end of the day you can drink it out of the bottle if need be. Try doing that with a Cabernet!
So please, just sit back and enjoy the beer. And if you like it tell someone to try it. Tell them that you liked it and that it was great beer. And for god sakes don’t ever mention the beer’s “nose”. Just shut up and thank God that he loved us enough to give it to us.