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Saturday, July 01, 2006
Beer Culture: What's on hand in your house?
We do taste all kinds of beer. Did you ever wonder what we usually have in the fridge? Right now I have a case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I was at the local distributor (it's a PA thing) wondering what to get. Well since Scott, our neighbor, likes their pale ale I thought I would get a case. You see I already had some Hoegaarden witbier and some Three Floyds Alpha King in the fridge at home, but, those are not what most people like to drink. Not to mention they are a little pricey. So why force people to drink beer that is outside their tastes and expensive for me? Enter the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This is a great beer with a good hoppy profile and a clean crisp mouthfeel balanced with a solid malt backbone. It was just voted one of the best beers by Zymurgy readers too. It is a little cheaper than the others I mentioned too. So now when Scott comes over I have something he likes and I save a buck or two. I also get to stretch my cases of Hoegaarden and Alpha King :-) As and extra bonus I always have the Alpha King to scare Scott away if I need it! Bryan, what's on hand in your house? How about everybody out there?