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Beer Rules

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: SommBeer’s 7 Beer Rules Editor’s Note: Since the time I first wrote these rules, Sommbeer has grown into a community of 60+ contributors, partners, partnerships and loyal fans.  I am therefore obligated to mention that these rules are my own (but still completely valid mind you). BEER RULE #1 – Don’t Add Fruit to Beer 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 not…

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BEER RULE #0 – Don’t Become a Bicycle Rider

BEER RULE #0 – Don’t Become a Bicycle Rider Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules See all those guys riding their bikes to work?  Some of them ride bikes because they want to, some out of necessity.  They are Bicycle riders because they got caught drinking and driving.  Let’s all be careful out there. Beer Rule #0 – Don’t Drink and Drive, Don’t Become a Bicycle Rider Here’s a Guide to help Identify a “Bicycle Rider” 1. No Spandex 2. Flower Basket with briefcase 3.…

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BEER RULE #7 – Avoid Mental Vanilla

BEER RULE #7 – Avoid Mental Vanilla Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules Hundreds of ice cream flavors and the top selling flavor is plain old vanilla.  Why?  Vanilla is comfortable and offers no risk. It’s important to pull yourself out of your routine and try something new. It’s easy to shuffle along that a well worn path in the beer store and pick up the same stuff you had the week before.  Ahhhhh, you think there’s comfort and familiarity and there’s no risk.…

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BEER RULE #6 – Don’t be that (wine) guy

BEER RULE #6 – Don’t be that (wine) guy Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules I recently watched a film called SOMM, that held my full attention for 93 minutes.  It was about a group of guys that devoted their lives to the study of wine.  They neglected friends and family for months to study and obtain the esteemed status of “Master Sommelier”.  In each scene I watched them twirl, sniff, taste, think and talk about their wine (actually they spit out the wine, forbidden in…

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BEER RULE #5 – If the Beer has Class Pour it in a Glass

BEER RULE #5 – If the Beer has Class Pour it in a Glass Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules Good beer deserves a glass.  The very act of pouring it into the glass “breaks” the beer and allows it to oxidize,  the aroma is released as the carbon dioxide breaks free.  When I pour a beer into a glass I savor the smell, bubbles and color.  When it’s still in the bottle however, all of that sensation has to be observed through that small port hole.  Stop…

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BEER RULE #4 – no Corn no Rice

BEER RULE #4 – no Corn no Rice Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules My kids love cereal, love it. I’m always the first to wake up at my house and I start with coffee.  Strong lumberjack coffee.  By the time my kids and better half come downstairs I’m juiced, but hungry.  Too often it’s everybody for themselves, so I grab my flax seed, wheat bran, frozen tofu yogurt (I’m regular). The kids grab their favorite sugar laden cereal.  They are essentially eating corn or rice…

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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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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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