by Bean » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:06 pm
There's more to beer than just ABV and IBU and quantity. Counterpoint to "packs a bigger punch" is Shift.
Sorry, Bean, I'm just not a lager type of gal. Typically, when I go to a brewery for the first time, I'll do a sampler ... try everything. Even the Pilsners, lagers, reds, wheats, hefeweizens, etc. I like to get a feel for the place, the brewers, the brews.
However, my preference is HOPS. The more ... the merrier. So, ABV and IBU are the driving force in beers such as that (i.e., IPAs, Pales, et.al.)
When packing beers (in a backpack), there d*mn well better be a punch. It's my reward for what I've put out. Just sayin ...
What's the point of me drinking 15 beers, peeing a whole bunch, and ... what ... no punch?
Just kidding about the 15 beers ... h*ll, I'd be on the floor ... or at least the ground ... and probably losing my beer.
As if none of us have ever come back with a cool, quasi-epic story instead of being victim to tragic rockfall, a fatal stumble, a heart attack, an embolism, a lightning strike, a bear attack, collapsing cornice, some psycho with an axe, a falling tree, carbon monoxide, even falling asleep at the wheel getting to a mountain. If you can't accept the fact that sometimes "s**t happens", then you live with the illusion that your epic genius and profound wilderness intelligence has put you in total and complete control of yourself, your partners, and the mountain. How mystified you'll be when "s**t happens" to you! - FM