A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a potluck at Dr. O’Neill’s house, to which we were also encouraged to bring a bomber of Pale Ale for a blind taste test. Little did I know that my liquor store paper bag would be of a different colour from the others, and that some people can’t follow instructions very well..
During the Christmas holidays, my Dad decided we would do a beer test. You see, he had recently tried a Big Rock Saaz Republic Pilz, and found it to be quite similar to Pilsner Urquell, a beer with which he has been long acquainted, and so he desired to do a side by side tasting with me.
Khiran and I got the great idea to write tasting notes for bad tasting beers. Because beer blogs need more reviews on Budweiser and PBR. Or so that was the theory. With the help of Khiran’s roommate Will, we succeeded in buying lots of bad beer. While picking out our beers at the government liquor store, we scoffed at the sign above the 8 packs of PBR that read “Try something new!” We bought some anyways. Then we began to drink.