philosophy, media, libations
Intro to the Primer
This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be writing about beer. I know, shocking. I don’t intend this to be definitive or comprehensive. This is an introduction to beer for the uninitiated but interested.
Do you kind of like beer but don’t know where to start? Did you have a really good beer one time but don’t know what it is and haven’t had anything like it since? Do you want to know what all the fuss is about? Do you generally dislike beer but are open to finding one you like? Is beer really that big of a deal? Well, this won’t give you the answers you seek. But it might help you find them on your own.
I want to cover a few basic areas and concepts and philosophies that took me a while to learn. I guess this is sort of a “What I wish I had known” piece but hopefully without the drama. There are a few things that are helpful to understand when getting into craft beer and I hope it will help some people avoid some of the pitfalls and misconceptions and bad experiences that some encounter.
I have some recommendations, even some hard and fast rules, but there are exceptions to everything and the whole point of this is for you to figure out what you like and don’t like. Yes, there is an investment of time and money but not too much. And I hope that, overall, it will be well worth what you put into it.