The first time I tried beer it was horrible. I was just a boy.
The first time I went to the pub I had a pint of lager.
The first time I got drunk it wasn’t because I had too much lager, it was because I had too much cider.
The first time I tried a dark beer it was too astringent, it was too different.
The first time I tried proper cider it tasted like sour apples and horse shit.
The first time I tried Newcastle Brown Ale I felt cooler. I was cooler.
The first time I tried good cask real ale was a revelation. It was Hobgoblin or Gales HSB.
The first time I tried a hoppy pale ale I didn’t like it. I wanted it to taste like Hobgoblin or HSB.
The first time I had an 8% beer I couldn’t believe how strong it was. Just a half of that one.
The first time I had an imperial stout I couldn’t believe how delicious it was, how big and different.
The first time I had an Innis & Gunn I thought it was the best beer I’d ever tasted.
The first time I tried Orval I didn’t know why it tasted that way.
The first time I tried lambic I was warned: “It’s as flat as a witch’s tit and sour as hell.” That made me want it more. I hated it.
The first time I had Stone Ruination IPA I discovered hops. I discovered I loved them.
The first time I had Drie Fonteinen Gueuze I realised why people love gueuze.
The first time I really enjoyed a saison came as a revelation. See also: wheat beer, lager, US-style barley wine, tripels.
The first time I had a pint of beer seems a long time ago now.
Good post, am familiar with a lot of that. First time I tried Stone Ruination I thought it was insanely over the top. Im still not a fan of propper cider. An I first got drunk on tiny bottles of French supermarket lager at home, the stuff is rank.ReplyDelete
The first time I blogged about beer I realised that this was a seriously enjoyable way to get involved and give something bak to people. And the first time I realised there were a lot of us out there that felt the same way, I raised a glass in cheer.ReplyDelete
"The first time I had a pint of beer seems a long time ago"ReplyDelete
The first time I had a pint of beer WAS a long time ago! (-;
I didn't like beer a long, long, long time ago.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I wish I could go back to being an age where beer didn't do it for me.
However, at least I have beer. I like every good beer, and some that aren't that good too.
I can remember my first pint of cask beer, but then it was a bit of a religious experience.ReplyDelete