I was invited to participate on a judging panel as a Beer Writer. And the judges were supposed to choose the one drink that paired best with the pork slider bite. So I put on my Goldilocks cap and started tasting.
If you love beer, too, I’m grateful for you. Come learn more about your own relationship with beer, and why it should be cherished. This summer, I’m testing the waters and tasting the beers.
I feel bad for the lad I made open a 750ml of Dupont with five minutes left at the festival (pretty sure that was for VIP only). “No, no, no—I see you trying to pour me that wheat ale—I want that one! The good stuff!”
I wish all small businesses/breweries had the resources to put out their best content consistently, but I know firsthand that’s easier said than done.
In phase one, you purchase the occasional six-pack of craft beer, probably Sierra Nevada or Deschutes, probably from Safeway, and you finally discover the breweries that have existed in your town for years. Oh, to be young again.