I got in to craft brews because drinking the same old beer just wasn't for me. I wanted to expand the debate of Miller vs Coors. Everyone knows of Miller’s Triple Hops and that Coors Light has a crisp and refreshing finish and is frost-brewed. And I’m sure this reminds some of you of your own long road into craft brews.
I still remember my first craft brew, (or what I considered to be a craft brew) it was a delicious New Castle. (www.newcastlebrown.com) From there I progressed to Bass English Ale, (www.bass.com) Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark, (www.leinie.com) Smithwicks, (www.smithwicks.ie) and then on to other stouts! My beer world expanded as I found myself looking for richer and bolder stouts. (To this day, one of my favorites is Bells Double Cream Stout. www.bellsbeer.com) Then there is that other path of “Hoppy Hoppy Hoppy!” Some of you make take that path starting with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (www.sierranevada.com) or other similar pale ales.
Whatever path became your winding road; we all wind up at the same destination. We love beer. And I will have much more on this great topic in the future!