I've been drinking Ales for years and years before I ever started brewing. I never really cared for commercial Lagers, even the craft brewed ones. But, I kind of want to try my hand at making some of my own now for some odd reason.
Exactly.Why not pick any beer ingredient at random and say, "why does anyone use crystal malt, I make my Blahdy blah imperial 400ibu without it, its time the rest of you slobs fell in line"
Unless you started home brewing in the early 1980's, that's a silly reason to start the hobby as there are thousands of commercial alternatives out there now.This is something I've been thinking about for awhile. I got into this hobby after discovering there was more to beer than what BMC was offering.
Of course Pilsner Urquell is no BMC, but it seems one dimensional to me. But based on what people who have been to Praque tell me, the export version is nothing like the real thing. So I'll concede I may be speaking from ignorance.
I had hoped to be blown away when Boulevard, my hometown brewer, introduced a Pilsner to their regular rotation, but I wasn't.
I do recall enjoying a bottle of Sam Adams Noble Pils on a hot day at a nearby Mexican place, but the flavor was not very memorable. Similar to my experience with Boulevard Pilsner.
I have honestly yet to find a single Boulevard beer that I have liked...
I have tried them all, and cant say I like a single one of their beers. I guess the Amber Ale was "ok". But, thats why we have so many different beer brewery's. Everyone likes something different.I like a few BLVD beers their Tank7, Single Wide IPA, I have enjoyed the Dark Truth, I really enjoy their Irish ale and most recently this one..
http://www.beercankc.com/2010/11/winter-seasonals-part-4.html... so not sure what you have tried maybe all of these but either way its all good... I dont care for their wheat.. Only wheat i really like i have had is Goose island's which is a very clean wheat.. I like their pils better than bud but thats not saying much..lol
so .. Cheers!
I have tried them all, and cant say I like a single one of their beers. I guess the Amber Ale was "ok". But, thats why we have so many different beer brewery's. Everyone likes something different.