Beer Brings Bliss

IMG_20140923_211125Say that 5 times fast!  Beer Brings Bliss- beer bringz blizz- beer bwings blish- forget it!

In the last few weeks, I’ve immersed myself in the craft beer culture… I almost did an ice-bucket-beer-challenge to pour in my mouth, but didn’t want it to catch on, and have everyone and their mamas do it!  That would have been a lot of wasted beer- and we are in a draught crisis.  I just wonder whether all those people actually donated to ALS, or if it was just an excuse to be on video.  -I’m just saying!

Back to beer… here are the top 3 things that I learned during my craft beer fiascos:

1.  It’s the best time in history to be a beer drinker (also the most confusing)!!!

2.  When it comes to beer, looks are an important indicator- much like some things in life!

And 3.  When tasting, wine drinkers spit, but beer drinkers happily swallow!!!  {Pause for snicker}

Conclusion:  I don’t like the bitters, I don’t like the sours, I am officially a Belgium Ale kind of a gal!  This doesn’t mean that I won’t have other craft options at the book bar, it just means that after 12 years of legally drinking, I finally know what I like!

The one and only issue that I had on my missions was that some places had very long beer menus.  I’m talking like wizard and his scroll long.  Not to mention that I didn’t recognize any names!  I get having variety, but too many choices turned the experience from eagerly curious to crazy confusing!!  I like seeing some familiar names, and I’d like to choose from a selection that doesn’t make me feel like I am being punished with a reading assignment.  I just want my cold, aromatic, hint of citrusy goodness!

I’ve just finished the craft beer side of my menu, and I’m keeping it simple!!!  After much research of beer options, menu design, and overall customer satisfaction, I’ve decided to have only seven of your favorite and familiar craft beers on tap and seven of the most popular and trending bottled crafts.  Just like in craps, seven is the lucky number!!!

I’m very excited to be talking about part of the menu, because that means that all of the big stuff of building the bar are coming along!!!  Cheers ya’ll!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.”  -Henry David Thoreau

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