I’m not a beer snob. To be honest, the term has always rubbed against the grain.
I’m a beer fan, a beer lover, a girl fascinated by beer, but I’m not a snob.
I spent years on the fringes of the music industry in LA, and the beer snobs I meet now echo those same phrases I heard then. And so do my responses.
If you loved The Killers when we saw them play free shows at The Spaceland, you should still love them when they win Grammys.
Good music, is good music. Regardless of how many, or how few, other people like it.
If you loved Rogue Dead Guy Ale when no one carried it, you should still love it when it has mass distribution.
Good beer, is good beer. Regardless of how many, or how few, other people like it.
At a beer event a few months ago I asked the rep from North Coast Brewing why he hadn’t brought any Scrimshaw, “The Beer Snobs would eat me alive if I poured that!” And then whispered to me that it was what he drank more than anything else.
Stop doing that.
Good beer is good beer. Don’t be afraid to drink what you like, even if everyone else likes it too.
In celebration of good beer, I give you my favorite one pot, quick and easy, make this for Thanksgiving, you will never make it from a box again, Mac & Cheese. Hope you still love it even when everyone else does too.