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We’re on this side of the bar.
We don’t work in the brewery.
Although we’ve brewed.

We hang out with brewers.

We go to beer events but we don’t judge them.

We like beer and we live in a place that has a lot of great beer. Which means we talk about the local stuff because it’s here.

It’s four simple ingredients: water, yeast, barley and hops.

It’s four basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, popsicle (aka savory). there is another taste and that is salt. But nobody describes tasting salt when drinking beer.

Don’t just drink it. Experience it! Look. Smell. Taste. Wait. Every part offers a different experience. Why? You might not taste that a beer is bad until the the end. You get different flavors as the beer interacts with your tongue and throat.

How do you know if you don’t try.

You don’t have to like the beer.

I don’t like what you like. And sometimes you won’t like what I like.

You will change what you like.

There is nothing wrong with liking what you like.

Don’t be afraid of the Dark.

Get over the whole “man” thing.

It’s only pedestrian if you want it to be.

Drink local beer.

the whole SF thing got taken the wrong way.

just because it __________ means it’s good.
expensive.
got imported
made in a whiskey barrel
vinnie made it
came in a green bottle

You often describe the beer as “this is good” Yep. To get into a big long list of what it actually tastes like just doesn’t matter. There are other places that you can go to get that detailed. RateBeer.com for example.

Sometimes we get the facts wrong or we give different information. Gravity keeps the beer in the glass. All yeast dies on the bottom.

BJCP? Nope. We want to like beer.

What do you guys know about beer any way?

Pair your beer with food. For example the show “Extravagant Tour of Taste” we learned that eating just one chip will bring out flavors that weren’t there before.

Proper temperature. Some beers need to be cold. Others need to warm up.

Don’t over do it. At some point you won’t be able to taste anything. This is called mouth fatigue.

the homework is beer but it takes your money to fund the research required to find the next topic.