Monday, October 21, 2013
How to choose, what to drink....
This is a blog title that could well get someone asking w.t.f?
isn't drinking beer is a straight forward matter?
thought of this in view of my own beginners experience as well as seeing some new friends hesitating, not knowing what to drink when face with selections...
Not a guide at all, just to share what i have done in the beginning:-
1) try to go with beer that is closer to own favorite taste, for examples if you don't like sour taste at all, then don't start with sour ale for first craft beer experience.
2) try a sampler with small quantity of different beers if you happened to be around a bar that serve it that way. If opening a bottle then get friend/s to share out, drink less try more...
3) when planning to drink a bit more, starts with lower/milder tasting beers, its almost like warming up, kind of like going smoothly up the ladder( coming down is another matter..)
4) some new friends may need a so called "build up the palates" time frame, could be few weeks could be few months or even more than a year, anyhow, the fun factor to craft beer drinking is to try as many different styles, tasting beers possible( NOT in one night...but over the drinking years ahead....)
happy filling up.....
photo courtesy( or should i say "stolen"?) from ales & lagers.