Beer and the Search for Novelty

I’ve updated the beer list linked at the top of the blog. But I’ve hit a wall, to a degree. I don’t want to set myself up as some sort of beer expert, because I most certainly am not. But at this point there aren’t many styles of beer I haven’t tried. (Most of them would be in the lager family since I don’t really have a fondness for those.) And the novelty aspect is beginning to be limited to things like the ridiculous Rogue/Voodoo Doughnut collaborations. This isn’t to say that I don’t find beers like Abyss or Helldorado to be delicious. They are delightful. But they are also much of a muchness. The different Abyss vintages are subtly different, but not so much so that one needs to really try them all. If you have had a few, then you have the idea and while I’d suggest enjoying them when they cross your path, there’s probably no point for someone like me to seek them out. At this point it’s just checking boxes or finding ways to brag.

This isn’t going to keep me from updating the list, nor looking for new beers I haven’t had, but I think the joy of the search has worn off a bit and I need to find something else to interest me in terms of searching out some new experiences. Whiskey, perhaps?

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