02 March 2010

Training Beers

I have been endeavoring to create a catholicbeer "recommends" page.  But determining what beers to put on there is a delicate matter.  My goal is not to come up with the best/most elite beer list ever, but rather to encourage people who normally default to safe and familiar beers to branch out into something new and amazing.

With that in mind I put a question to you all:

If you had to recommend one beer to expand someone's "beer horizons" what would it be?

Here are my criteria:
  • I want people to be able to find it without too much trouble... I would say most people shouldn't have to travel more than 1 hour to get it.
  • Suggestions should be based upon the country in which you live... it would be very difficult to come up with one list for everyone.
  • Beers should be within a price range that will not intimidate novice drinkers (interpret this one however you like).
  • Assume that the person you are suggesting to has some knowledge of beer and already drinks craft and micro-brews frequently (don't worry about people who are clearly not interested in beer, focus on potential beer enthusiasts who simply need some encouragement... a starting point where they can begin their journey).
Post your suggestions below and help us come up with a beginners beer guide!  :)

Also, pour one for me...