How Do You Drink Beer?
Something has been bugging the crap out of me over the last few days. I meet a lot people interested in trying new beers all the time, but when they open the door to doing so, they are confronted with a vast array of "knowledge."

I remember how difficult and sometimes frightening it can be to start out in the world of craft beers. A lot of times this difficulty closes people off and they go back to the same old crap they drank before.

We here at Two Guys and Some Beer want to welcome you into this grand world, not scare you away from it. We started out just like you and look at us now. We are trying some of the best beers in the world and learning more about them every day.

When you walk into a store looking for some new beer to try, don't worry so much about whether or not you'll like it. Just keep trying different kinds of beer and eventually you'll figure it out. Don't worry about what's considered cool or whatever. It's all beer and beer is cool.

Don't worry about the glass either. I hope around on different websites and notice a lot of people focusing on the glasses. Let's face it, why go out and buy a certain type of glass for a certain type of beer before you even know if you like that kind of beer? Don't waist your time or money.

You can easily get away with a good pint glass for most beers. It won't matter if you get it wrong anyway, because at first you probably won't be able to tell the difference on how a beer tastes from one glass to the other.

Don't worry about price. I would suggest sticking to the mid-range stuff. The cheap stuff is usually a mass-marketed ripoff of the real beer, and we all know that there are a lot of expensive things out there that taste horrendous.

Lastly, don't worry about the fact that you don't taste all the little flavors you hear people talk about picking up. You have to give your pallet time to learn the tastes. Trust me, it'll come.

Just go out, grab a few beers and enjoy them. Keep it up and eventually you will be rating like the best of us. Beer is supposed to be fun so have fun while drinking it. Remember, if you have any questions, contact us and we will help you out.

Now quit being a baby and go grab a beer!

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You can't live a good life alone. It's like painting with one color. You won't find the true beauty of the picture unless you use other colors too. Sure, sometimes the colors will bleed together and your palate will get messy, but in the end it'll be worth it.
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A little blog I wrote for explaining how to enter the world of craft beer.
Published Date
6/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
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