The time has come to start thinking about the beer that will be served at the reception. The hall provides the bartender and we provide the booze and the liquor permit. That means at some point we need to buy the booze, but before we can buy the booze we have to decide what booze to buy. The beer must be in bottles or cans.
Which means the beer must be in bottles, because the only canned beer I've been willing to drink in the past 15 years was Oly Triple-Dark which was only available in cans (and not available any longer, as Oly sold out to Miller and became an evil beer). Oh yeah, and Guiness Pub Draught cans. Except when I'm drinking Stouts at home it will generally be of the Shakespeare variety, unless I have a happy jar of Terminator sitting around. Guiness is property consumed at the local pub. Apologies for forgetting this. And there won't be Guiness at the wedding.
The beer must also be of the micro- variety as I do not drink macro-brewed beers. I'm sorry, but if I'm drinking rice it's going to be a nice sake, and I do not buy a beer because it tastes "the coldest."
The time is approaching for one of Rogue's
garage sales, and given that there is a Rogue Public House in the greater metropolitan area in which we live (and I dig Rogue beers), it is at least worth checking out to see if we can find some steals. And this, dear readers, is where we need your assistance.Dead Guy
and Shakespeare Stout
are, unquestionably, my favorite of their brews, but I understand they don't have universal appeal. And even if it weren't in the graveyard
I don't know that I could bring myself to serve Yellow Snow Ale at my wedding.
If you are familiar with Rogue Brews, what are your favorite brews?
And what Roge Brews do you think have the most universal appeal? (Because I suspect that my regular readers who have a response to question 1 have answers very similar to my own)
If you aren't familiar with Rogue Brews, but are a beer drinker, what type of beer do you like?
Or what beers
do you think sound good from their current offerings?
My luck anything worthwhile won't be available on clearance, but we've got to give it a try.NEW QUESTION ADDED: OK, so it's obvious that I associate with folks with really good taste in beer (I suspect GrigorPDX will cast a vote for Shakespeare Stout once he reads this post). SO, I think I've actually got a case of Dead Guy that I can provide for those of us with discerning tastes. I'll keep my eyes open for Shakespeare Stout, because worst case I'm willing to drink that later or gift it around as well. BUT, for folks who normally don't drink such quality beer what do you think THEY will like? Plenty of people have tried Dead Guy and scrunched up their face obvious they don't really care for it. And let's face it, not everyone can handle dark beer. Plus, it's a clearance sale so I need to go in with LOTS of ideas, because who knows what the heck will be on clearance. And it's not like I'll be at the brewery, it will be at the local public house. Seriously, folks, I want input!!!