Now there's a new product called "Hops Drops" that was developed as a flavor enhancing addition for cheap beer.
As an aside, I was once told the idea of putting salt in beer came from WW II vets returning from Europe who were disgusted by the taste of mass-market swill available in the states. In the 1940's they may have had an excuse. With the abundance of good breweries today, there's no excuse.
Good breweries and good imports. I mean, it ain't that hard to get hold of a Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter these days.ReplyDelete
Exactly PH. People who only drink factory beer don't know what beer really tastes like. We're still trying to recover from the fallout of prohibition when beers came back weak and flavorless.Delete
This is just wrong. Wrong!ReplyDelete
Oh, and you've been awarded Dave.
Wrong. That's right. :-)Delete
Awards. That's two. You like me, you really like me. l'll see if I can followup soon.
Interesting. Historian Maureen O'Prey, in her book, "Brewing in Baltimore," posits that returning American servicemen looked for the 'watered-down' taste of the beer that had been shipped to them during WWII and its aftermath. She writes, that, as the servicemen returned home in greater numbers, that blander taste became a preferred American taste.ReplyDelete
Fascinating. Tho' I must say I like the image my version paints about the servicemen's beer preferences better. :-) But, Maureen is the historian.ReplyDelete
Ugh. Why... why??? There are an insane amount of great beers out there and it's not like they are that much more expensive in all honesty.ReplyDelete
45er, exactly. Life's too short....Delete