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Did you know there are 23 categories of beer?
Did you know each category has 3 or more styles?
…Wow, I’m sure you *can* find a beer you like!
OK, RELAX. That’s enough learning for today. Now go drink a BEER!
…and check out the style guides to get you started on an adventure to a new beer style:
The recent news of the Anheuser-Busch deal for Goose Island makes me wonder.
There are many reasons to brew beer from the home brewer to the nano and micro brewer scale and up to a full-scale commercial global brewer.
The Goose Island CEO talks about growth to survive in this article. I suppose that’s important for any person or group trying to make a living on the craft. Ingredients and materials can go through price increases and you have to respond to the market.
At some point, things stop being about making a better beer and become more focused on maintaining market share and profit margin. I think it’s a gray and fuzzy line.
Perhaps actions like Dogfish Head pulling back distribution from certain states (Indiana included) is an example of a group that refuses get too big and chooses NOT to put profitability before better beer. While I’ll miss the availability, I have to raise a pint in cheers to them for keeping beer first.
I did it. I finally took that step.
No more extract or partial mash brewing. I’m in the all-grain world. I’m my own brewer now. No longer depending on the extract of others I am the master of my own brew destiny.
The maiden voyage was a Honey Wheat, we’ll see how she goes. The working name is “Hacker Honey Wheat“…I reserve the right to finalize the name once I taste it.
…and we could take it to work in the morning to get things started right…
What beer would YOU drink in the morning?
—->maybe a milk stout?
…like coffee, it would go FAST, especially between meetings
…some people would make it REALLY REALLY STRONG
…and people would still be shy about diluting it when people are around!
…and would work offer ‘refills’?
…wow, and could a good batch of beer REALLY BE MADE IN 5 minutes?! COOL!
Would everyday seem like Friday?
[relax and read with some humor—it’s about beer, eh?]
I don’t mean bartenders. Any bartender that doesn’t know what beer they’re serving can turn in the towel at the end of the night.
Beer servers — guys or gals — should know what beers their bar serves. After all, IT’S A BAR! PEOPLE COME TO DRINK BEER! I’m going to ASK YOU about BEER! Get it?
When I ask if you have a certain beer, or two, or three you should know, not strikeout by not knowing what I’m talking about.
I mean, if you’re new, get a cheat sheet. That’s all I wanted to see was a list of beers anyway. Hey, there’s 23 categories of BEER, and many more subcategories…I want to KNOW what you HAVE.
Why don’t bars have some kind of text message thing you can text to their special # and get a listing of their current beers on tap? This saves paper and noobie headaches.
Am I wrong? I just want beer, and I want to know what beer you have.
When I serve homebrew to guests, I don’t make people guess or tell them I don’t know, I promote it! Want a sample? Today we have a Belgian Wit and a Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout. It’s like black gold and like no other beer you’ve tried. Delicious!
MLB ballparks charge $7 or so for one beer [Bud LIGHT!] (20 to 23 oz).
»»60 minutes later about half of that is returned.««
Bars and restaurants charge $2 to $3 for a pint-o-Bud-Light
I can buy Bud L. @ Walmart for about $0.66 per 12 oz can (as a case)
—————————-The Homebrewing realization threshold———————————
I can make ANY beer from malt extract + other ingredients for about the same price as Walmart’s: $0.66 / 12 oz.
I can make ANY beer from MALT (all-grain method) CHEAPER THAN THAT!
Isn’t homebrewing great? If you can boil water and follow a recipe [and are 21 or older], you can homebrew!