I never cared for beer. Just didn’t like that bitter hoppy taste. I tried it here and again and it just never tasted like something I would want to drink. I ended up drinking cocktails and wines but stayed away from the fermented barley juice.
Then, Ireland happened. The first pub we went to in Dublin (The Bank on College Green), I decided to give beer another try. I really didn’t expect to like it. I ordered a Smithwick’s Red Ale. And…. it was good. Smooth, not too bitter. Wait, I could have another one.
The next day we went to the Guinness Storehouse and:
It was damn good. So I’ve been trying different types and I’m still basically a beer infant. So far I’m enjoying stouts (Guinness, Murphy’s) and belgium/french style beers (Blue Moon, Kronenbourg 1664).
So thank you Dublin, from the bottom of my rotting liver.