Bombers are difficult to sell at our restaurant, but I can’t *not* buy them. We don’t have a store like Whole Foods or the Boise Food Co-op which carry dozens upon dozens of exotic and tasty brews.
And I like beer.
Honestly, though, I’ve only had two beers in the last two weeks. One was a Guinness Stout and the other was a Mirror Pond because I knew the keg was about to blow and I was doing my part to finish ‘er up.
We carry about 35ish 12oz. bottled beers, two brews on tap, and then about 5 to 10 different bombers (pictured above) on any given day.
Beer is an art. To make it requires a bit of chemistry, a moderate knowledge of mathematics, and a huge investment of passion. Bad beer is bad. Not worthy of the calories or waste of palette.
“OK” beer is bad.Why waste your time?
Good beer is decent, sure, but really… would you rather waste your time/money on good or great beer?
I’m fortunate to live in a town with a place like Barley Brown’s (a local brewpub), but with my schedule, I’m lucky to find the time to get in there during their business hours. I get jealous when someone tells me how crazy-good their latest concoction is. And I get even more fired-up on Sundays, because I can almost guarantee that we’ll have someone from out of town ask for one of their brews (Barley’s is closed on Sundays, and they don’t bottle or can their beers for re-sale).
I bought two cases of Deschutes Brewery’s Abyss this year, but still haven’t tried it. I need to do a vertical tasting with last year’s, but need to find 1: Someone to drink them with me and 2: Time to drink them.