How on earth did I not start this thread far earlier?
So, I'm something of a beer snob. Really, I prefer to think of myself as having discerning tastes in my alcoholic malt beverages. I'm not sure when this trend really started, to be honest. I never really liked beer until I tried a Guinness, and since then I've always liked the richer, more complex beers. The next step, of course, is for me to start home brewing, and I think that I'm actually going to go get the supplies some time next week, as I've finally cleared out enough room in my shoebox apartment.
Personally, I'm a huge fan of the Stone Brewing Company.
These are the guys that make Arrogant Bastard Ale
, a beer that's well-known for its self-aggrandizing label and incredibly aggressive character.
My favorite beer of all time, though, and it is a Stone concoction, is the Stone Imperial Russian Stout.
For those who like beer, check out Beer Advocate.
It's a website where you can research beer styles and learn the terminology, and, more importantly, find reviews of pretty much every beer that has ever been brewed by mankind. It's a very useful site for the budding alcoholic.
So, for those who are inclined to enjoy a beer, what's your favorite beer? How about your favorite style? Favorite brand?