Welcome to my journey through the world of craft beer. Actually, it’s a road I’ve been on for a long, long time. That’s the thing about craft beer – you can wander around for many, many miles and rarely take the same turn twice.
There are a jillion beer blogs out there, so I’m not trying to blaze any trails here. I’ll just be sharing with you any new brews I try, what I think of them, and maybe a little background on where they’re from. There’s no scientific method to what I’ll select, it’ll just happen to be whatever’s in my fridge.
Just to warn you, though, my tastes definitely gravitate toward the West Coast hoppy style. I mean, my fantasy football team is called the Hopheads, for cryin’ out loud. So if you’re looking for notes about those esoteric Belgian-style sour beers, you might want to wander to those jillion other blogs.
Having said that, I realize that reading five blogs in a row about one palate-numbing triple IPA after another might get a little boring. So I’ll try to switch things up as much as I can. I’ll also try to throw in some notes about nearby pubs I visit or give you a heads-up about a nearby festival that may be worth your while.
If I accomplish nothing else, though, I’d like to get as many people as possible to get a little more adventurous and pick up something besides the bland big-boy brewers out there. The world of craft beer is enjoying another renaissance, with beer bars and breweries popping up seemingly everywhere. It’s a great time to be a fan, and an even better time to try something new.
And I want this to be a community, too. If you run across something you think I should try, by all means let me hear about it.