I’m a fairly methodical fellow in most things I do so it stopped me in my tracks last night when the waitress asked me what my plan was for ordering beer. She noticed I was taking notes off the beer menu and comparing it to my beer list. So of course I had to tell her my plan. With 80+ beers already selected and consumed the plan is of course to have something new so it will count toward the superlative program, but I also like to drink local as much as possible so I try to select something from North Carolina or a surrounding state when in Taco Mac. Unfortunately my list last night was short because most of what they were serving was something which was already credited on my Brewniversity account.
Anyway, that got me thinking about what my plan actually is most of the time. In almost every watering hole I visit the mantra is to try something new. Often that will fail and I’ll end up having to make another selection. Generally the back up selection will be the beer I will enjoy the most. Now occasionally I’ll end up at a place with almost nothing on tap in which case I’ll opt for a “pseudo-craft” beer or something from a large brewery like Sam Adams. Now if they don’t have something like that on draft or in bottles then I’m switching to wine. How’s that for a plan?