Category Archives: Beer Wisdom, Debate & Commentary

Buddy Beer !

Buddy Beer: Cheap beer that you hand out to your buddies (or in-laws). The guys show up in your garage and stay awhile.  It’s your obligation to start handing out beers.  Do you give them $5 Belgian Lambics?  How about a cherished KBS, a stout so smooth it will make a grown man wait in line to get one (grown men don’t wait in lines).  The answer is no.  You give them something as cheap and available as water, you give them Buddy Beers.  Please…

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BEER RULE #3 – No Twisty Caps

BEER RULE #3 – No Twisty Caps Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules Ok, I run the risk of being labelled an elitist, part of the beer bourgeoisie (had to look that up). No matter, this rule is an important step towards your appreciation and complete understanding of good beer. Mass produced, bland, cheap beer tends to be made by companies with a lot of money.  They have enough money to invest in the machines required to put twisty caps on their crappy beer.  They…

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English Pub Beer – An American’s Opinion

Location: Darlington, England So why did I drink 4 pints?  For one, I didn’t drive but mainly because the beer was fantastic.  It took a couple of pints to calibrate my American beer tastes.  On the 3rd pint I recognized what these guys were trying to do.  Only then could I appreciate their brilliance.  The flavors are subtle.  They rely heavily on things like local water characteristics and special yeasts.  If the beer was colder and carbonated I would not have been able to detect…

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BEER RULE #2 – No Light Beer

BEER RULE #2 – No Light Beer Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules Beer is for flavor and fun.  If you want to lose weight don’t drink beer.  This same principle applies to non-alcoholic beer, don’t do it. See those limes?  This beer violates Rules #1 and #2, completely unacceptable. Has anyone tried this?  I might, on a dare. Check out :    SommBeer’s 7 Beer Rules The precise opposite of light beer, is one of these… Expedition Stout   Here’s one exception to…

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BEER RULE #1 – Don’t Add Fruit to Beer

BEER RULE #1 – Don’t Add Fruit to Beer Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules Fruit is not allowed in beer Fruit is not allowed in beer or wine.  Why?  It detracts from the beauty of the beer.  It’s confusing; do I chew or do I drink?  Here in Michigan they insist on putting oranges in my Oberon (Bell’s Brewery).  Please don’t put oranges in my beer.  I do not like oranges in my beer,  I do not like them here or there, I do…

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