I’m taking an online course on the Business of Craft Beer. Thus far, it’s been really interesting. One of our recurring homework assignments is to go out and taste different styles of craft beer.
Yes. I am required to try four or five different beers per week.
O torture of tortures! Twist my arm.
I sent my husband off to find some craft beers to have on hand for my homework. I think he did OK.
Of these beers, thus far this week I have tasted the Five 80 Five by Lock 32 Brewing Company. This is an Irish Stout that went down way too well.
Yesterday, I sampled the Muffin Top by Clown Shoes, a so-called Belgian Tripel IPA. Definitely an IPA, but the bitterness was well-balanced by the flavors of the malts and the activity of the Belgian Yeast.
Today’s fare is an Irish Red called Conway’s Irish Ale by Great Lakes Brewing. I think I’m actually coming to the conclusion that I don’t like Irish Reds. Who knew? They tend to be a little on the cough-syrup side to me. Why that is exactly, I’m not sure, but maybe I’ll learn over the course of this class.
I need to drink one or two additional beers before Sunday night in order to complete my homework assignment. I think I can handle this.
In the meantime, are there any recommendations out there?