When I first started this blog, I was reading beer reviews, and could not take them seriously. I mean, come on...All this fuss over beer? Who really cares about hop varieties and mouthfeel? Who can talk about yeast seriously? Then I started to learn...And I began to realize...I can. Hey guys, me too, wait up! I had a significant moment recently where my original light-hearted hobby got serious. I even had my first beer dream.
Then I also started to realize how much I love buying beer. It's fun to read about beer, to learn about different styles, and to see people's preferences. But it's super fun to seek out some of the harder-to-find beers and to start finding stuff I've heard about but never tried. Especially at places that let you "mix-a-six" for a discount! The photo is my "cellar" (kitchen storage closet) after some recent purchases. This is by far as full as my cellar will ever get and will last me a long time. But I must admit, it gives me great pleasure to gaze upon my purchases and think about what I may try next. I'm excited for the Lagunita's Maximus, the Dogfish Head's Festina Peche, and Rogue's Dead Guy Ale. At the same time there are some I am not excited about, so if you'd ever like to come over and drink Beck's Light, just let me know! I even separate the beers sometimes...In this particular pictures it's basically stubbys at the bottom, lots of summer ales in the middle, and random stuff at the top. Sometimes I group them together by "blog-worthy" and "un-blog-worthy." Yup, I'm serious. I think I can compare it best by thinking about getting into music as a teenager and buying as many CDs as I could, and taking pleasure in alphabetizing them or grouping them together by genre.
I think perhaps I have converted.
Thanksgiving in Michigan - The boys and I went to Chica and Sarah's new house in Lansing for Thanksgiving. Carolyn had too much PhD work to do, so she stayed back in STL. We had a ...
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