Via TODAY -
Finding delicious new craft beers that you’ll adore can be harder than it sounds. When I was just starting my journey as a beer geek, I would freeze up when I walked into the beer aisle. Confronted by a wall of choices, many of which I knew little about, my eyes would glaze over and I’d grab for anything familiar. This is not a great way to expand one’s horizons.
Over time, I’ve developed a few tricks that have helped me find new beers to love without kissing too many frogs. As I’ve grown more experienced, they have also kept me from falling into a craft beer rut.
This was my earliest method of trying new beers while also ensuring I took home something I liked. I’d pick one six pack of something safe and familiar, and one six-pack or a 22-ounce bomber of something interesting that I’d never tried before. I have used this tactic for years, and it has turned me on to so pretty nice brews. And if I pick a clunker of a six-pack, I just save the five leftovers for company!