One of my favorite things in the world is when someone walks into my bar and says they don’t like beer.
So, before you tell me you don’t like beer, think about what you have actually tried. Is all you had Bud Light, Blue Moon, and Heineken? Because those barely scratch the surface. Go try a sour beer, go try a dark beer, there is beer out there that tastes like chocolate, others that taste like fruit, and others that taste like anything you can possibly imagine.
When I go to a new brewery in a new city, I don’t walk in and order a whole beer, I walk in and say, “Alright, what are you known for? Give me a flight of five beers, give me five, four-ounce beers.”
I don’t want to have one beer and get drunk over one beer; I want to have a bunch of beers and sample as much as that brewery has to offer. Places that are good at what they do make a variety.
The best way to judge a brewery is by their Pilsner. It is so hard to cover up any mistakes in a Pilsner, a light beer. So, if someone brews a good Pilsner, they are a damn good brewer.
Pilsner (also pilsener or simply pils) is a type of pale lager. It takes its name from the Czech city of Pilsen, where it was first produced in 1842 by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll from local ingredients. The world’s first blond lager, the original Pilsner Urquell, is still produced there today.