“Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.” -David Rains Wallace
My, how things change. In 2010 I posted a page here about my affectation for cigars. While I still enjoy an occasional puro, I have cut back from one or two a day (with gusts up to four…or six) to one or two a week at this point.
My new love (read obsession) is craft beer. A rapidly growing enlightenment is upon us. The lightbulb went on for me after three events.
- In 2010 my son-in-law, Christopher, inroduced me to Belgian Trappist ales. I was quite intrigued and loved them, but my conversion was yet to come.
- In early 2011 I was in a restaurant where a friend ordered a Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, so I did the same. The overwhelming flavor and bitterness had my attention through the entire pint.
- In September 2011, I bought some Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA and underwent the epiphany that launched my quest to experience as many craft beers (specifically IPAs for now) as quickly as I can.
My ongoing video beer reviews can be followed on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/user/fr5ed