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Light? . . . Or Dark?
I once heard a friend say he doesn't care what beer tastes like, that's not why he drinks it. Although there was a time in my youth I might have subscribed to that mindset, recent years have seen my consumption of the fruit of the grain reduced to the point of wanting to enjoy the occasional canned, bottled or on tap beverage. Here's the kicker. Most beers I have any experience with have been delivered in semi-trucks with the brand name emblazoned across the trailer in bold blue and white lettering and are "light" of nature. No dark beers for me, I've never developed a taste for them. Most micro-breweries make a lighter wheat beer I enjoy but the darker beers tend to taste bitter, thick or both. Just not my cup of tea, so to speak.
With at least half a dozen popular micro-breweries in the Lawrence/Topeka/Kansas City area I'm sure there is no shortage of beer connoisseurs quite willing to voice their opinions. So what will it be for you? A lighter beer, or a darker ale? Care to add your reasons why?
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