hey guys im a beer lover who was recently baptized and reborn a craft beer enthusiast. I posted a note on my fbook to share my love and hopefully convert some friends to the glory of CB. figured id share it with you too
For The Love of Craft Beer.
I've always considered myself a Beer Lover, a fan of all things beer! Big or Small I'll drink them all. But after really thinking about it, I realized I had spent my whole life drinking the same group of beers repeatedly. I thought a good beer was ''as cold as the rockies'' or ''drinkability'' I was sadly mistaken. Thankfully a friend introduced me toCraft Beer, Micro brewed beer, local brews, and all sorts of beers I had never heard of. I couldn't tell you what a Lager or Ale was let alone the differences. Luckily I was saved,baptized, and reborn a craft beer enthusiast.The primary distinction between the two is the temperature at which the beer is fermented. Ales are fermented at higher temperatures 65-75F, and Lagers are fermented must colder at about 46-55F. Here's a few examples of Ales, 1 of the most popular is the IPA (India Pale Ale) other examples include Amber, Stout, Porter, and Hefeweizen just to name a few of my favorites. Here are some examples of Lagers, ''Bock'' beers such as Weizenbock or Doppelbock, or the better known Samuel Adams Boston Lager just to name a few. If you haven't heard of any of these beers then you my friend are not a true Beer Lover. Lagers tend to be darker, while Ales are on the lighter side. I personally enjoy Ales myself.Lost Coast Brewery's ''Great White'' is one of my all time favorites as well as Ballast Points ''Amber Ale,'' Coronado Brewing Co's ''Orange Avenue Ale'' or Stone Brewing Co's ''Levitation Ale''and ''Arrogant Bastard Ale''to name a few of the very best! Ifyou're in the mood for a Lager you can't go wrong with any of Samuel Adamsbeers. I prefer the ''Chocolate Bock''myself. I'm always searching for unique and different brews to try and one day I stumbled upon Dogfish Head Beer's ''Punkin Ale'' it was a treasure to say the least! All of these are fine choices and I recommend you try them all. You won't see these beers on aSuperbowlcommercial but I can promise you that they are better than any of those beers with a Multi-million dollar advertisement campaigndeal. These Craft Beersare the true KING of beers. I don't think I'll ever buy a beer that I see a commercial for on TV again, instead I'll pick up a 6-pack of a beer I've never heard of or tried before and give it a shot. I encourage all Beer Lovers to do the same. Don't let the commercials oradvertisements pick your beer for you insteadLet your taste buds do the judging and picking. You might be surprised at what you find... I'm glad I decided to take the ''Craft Beer Lovers Challenge'' The challenge to try every craft beer known to man and not be afraid to take a step into theunknown. So Next time you're in the mood for a beer try a local brewery in your area or pick up a case of beer that you've always wanted to try but never had the courage too. I won't stop until I've tasted them all! Let the journey begin! So cheers to all the little guys out there, Keep the great Beers and great memories coming! I think It's time to crack open a cold one, Its Beer 30. May the Buzz Be with you!