Out of the Dark…
Let’s face it. We all started our adventure into beer by stealing one of our Dad’s Macro lagers from the fridge when no one was looking. Your first taste was strange, tingly and transformational all at the same time. At some point in your beer journey, you “saw the light” and moved over to Craft Beer. As you discovered more and more different styles of beer, you started to transition from an exploratory beer newbie into a full-fledged industry fanatic. You started looking at your friends wondering, “If they don’t love craft beer why are they my friends in the first place?” It’s not that they’re worthless, they’re just ignorant. All they really need is what you originally found- that magical transitional beer. Luckily you are here to show them the way.
Who’s on Your Intro list?
Most beer Nerds, like me, have their own list of these “Intro to Craft Beer” Beer. If you haven’t compiled yours yet, here’s mine. All these beer come from the smaller breweries around the lower mainland and can be found in most liquor stores. They’re all tried and true and have converted at least one Macro Maniac into a Craft Beer Junkie.
Fans of lighter lagers love this beer. The lightness of this brew comforts their habits white the malty redness piques their interest and make them question what other things in their life they got wrong.
An easy drinking red ale that can be found pretty much anywhere. There’s nothing offensive about this beer and a good intro to hops for those lager-heads who aren’t used to flavour.
This is the IPA for fools who don’t like IPAs. The beauty of this Hazy East-Coast IPA’s is that the juicy, fruitiness of its flavour disguises the reasons all your idiot friends complain about the hoppiness of IPAs. Even Marge from accounting will love this one.
When someone says, “I hate dark beer” or “it’s too heavy” or something odd like that, throw one of these bad boys in front of them. Their love of coffee will find solace in this espresso milk stout. It’s a veritable Cappuccino in a can. Trust me, it works.