Obviously I like the process of making great beer.
I appreciate the effort that goes into the act of making beer, the attention to details, the thought that goes into choosing the right ingredients, the adherence to traditional styles or conversely the use of innovative new techniques.
I have an appreciation of the work that goes into making good beer.
However, I feel it needs to be said that none of that shit actually matters.
All that really matters is taste.
You can worship at the altar of the beer-making gods, study techniques and principles of brewing and find new and crazy ways to forward the art of beverage crafting, but unless you can put your pint of beer in front of someone who will say “That’s a good beer,”….who cares? Continue reading