I was handed a Lonestar the other day. And I actually drank it.
Now, that may not mean much to any of you out there, but to me, it was a first. I normally HATE light beer of any kind. In fact, I have been known to be “that girl” at parties who insists on playing beer pong with her own beer.
But it occurred to me the other day that I have reached a point in my beer adventures where I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what beer I know I like. I like stouts. Cream stouts, milk stouts, oatmeal stouts, coffee stouts, CHOCOLATE STOUTS. I like beer that isn’t too hoppy or bitter. I feel like I might be repeating the same thing over and over (which is usually, “OMG this is great and dark and chocolatey/coffee-y/amazing”). So over the next few weeks I’m going to throw in a few educational posts along with a few posts from Pinthouse Pizza that I still haven’t finished yet, and – dare I say it – start branching out past my comfort zone. We’ll see what happens.
Are there light beers I can drink without making The Beer Face? Is it possible for me to not be a jerk at parties and drink what some (boring) folks call “normal beer”? Can I down an IPA without wanting to throw it on the floor? We’ll find out soon enough.