Are All Beer Created Equal
I had many darn fine beers in 2017. Some of them hard to find masterpieces, like the Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. And some that may have been considered merely “shelf beers”.
Oh yes, the “shelf” beer, the utility infielder of the craft beer world.
Believe it or not, there are some “craft” beer drinkers that think any beer that they don’t have to stand in line for hours to get and spend a ridiculous amount of money on is somehow unworthy.
Hence the derogatory moniker “Shelf Beer”. Or, as us unpretentious just call them, “BEER”!
I mean, why can’t we just enjoy ALL good beer, all quality beer? Why do we need to exalt some over others?
It has limited availability it must be better, right? It costs more, it must be better, right?
WRONG! Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!
Enjoyment need not be a special release. It just has to be the right beer at the right time, regardless of price or availability.
Judge Not, That Ye Not Be Judged
Why do so many “Beer Geeks” think that every beer should be judged, graded or put on lists?
Why can’t we just enjoy every beer for what it is?
I DON’T KNOW!
And why do so many so-called “Beer Reviewers” feel that they are qualified to judge a beer when they don’t understand style?
Again, I DON’T KNOW!
Many beer reviewers don’t think style is important. Really! As bizarre as that sounds, I’ve had this argument with a few.
So… they feel they are qualified to call themselves a “Beer Reviewer” on one hand, and then admit on the other hand that they don’t understand the style.
It doesn’t make much sense, does it?
Just Drink, Enjoy, Repeat!
Yep, I think it should be that simple.
Beer was meant to be enjoyed! We don’t need to judge or put on lists, just drink and enjoy. This ain’t complicated folks!
We all have styles we enjoy more than others, it does not mean that one beer is better than another.
QUALITY! It should be about quality! If a beer is of equal quality, one is not better than another. You may prefer one to another, that does not make one better.
A simple concept that the pretentious beer drinker for some reason just does not get.
For The Love Of Beer …
Yep, just love the beer! Be passionate about the beer, whatever beer you are drinking.
Beer shouldn’t be used as a status symbol.
And if you feel a need to brag about a beer that you have found, you’re drinking craft beer for all of the wrong reasons!
I Am The Beer Whisperer
Prolific Beer Drinker
Purveyor Of Wisdom
ALL AROUND GOOD GUY!
Bottom line …
Don’t be a pretentious ass, just enjoy the fact that we have so many great beer choices. Enjoy then all!