When lacking for other things to post about, I shall post about beer.
A little clarification on that - I love beer. For some people, their comfort food is mac & cheese, others meatloaf. For me, beer. Which puts me in an odd position among professional beer guzzlers. Many will grade brews on a variety of fairly quantifiable scales; aroma, taste, adherence to style, etc. This is honestly all well and good, but it's the way a connoisseur approaches food. Your average food critic wouldn't give Kraft Mac & Cheese a very good review, and your average beer reviewer wouldn't look twice at a macrobrew.
I'll be reviewing much more subjectively. Beer makes me happy, and I came to a realization some time back. I was browsing a popular ratings site, and out of curiosity, looked up the #1, most awesome, best beer in the world. It was a very expensive, limited, hard-to-find brew, made by Belgian monks, and competition for each bottle was fierce.
At that time, it ranked 4.5 out of 5.
For anyone curious, that's about a B+. Best beer in the world. The aforementioned realization was that some of these people analyzing each sip like a gas chromatograph would never be truly happy with a beer. They'd never find an ale that met their expectations. They are so focused on minor imperfections in the style that they sometimes forget the most basic question of all: "Did you like it?"
I won't like every beer I post about. But I'll
So, I'll close for now, but I'll leave you with the immortal words of Father Jack, from the icon above - DRINK!