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We write about the things that matter to you - which means we write about beer. Gotbeer has an entire staff dedicated to bringing you the latest word on beer in the Capital Region.

Discovering the Tastes of Beer

Most people simply like to sip, enjoy, and relax when it comes to drinking beer. This uncritical approach can be just the ticket on a hot summer day or after a hard day of work. Nevertheless, there are situations where a more focused approach to tasting beer is required. Possibly, the most critical analysis of beer can happen in competitions, where one beer is judged against another or according to the archetype of a particular beer style. However, there are many other applications. Sometimes you might dissect the flavor of an American IPA before pairing it with your favorite chunk of bleu cheese, or perhaps you might check for quality of taste of an imported Lambic before sharing it with your friends at a dinner party. Whatever the case may be there are over 300 recognized flavors that can occur in beer, and we have over 10,000 taste buds in our mouth biting at the bit to taste them.

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  • "Ask not what your beer can do for you, ask..."
  • "You miss 100% of the beers you never taste."
  • "Insanity is drinking the same beer over and over again... and expecting different results."
  • "We have nothing to beer, but beer itself."
  • "Question: Surely you love beer, right? Correct Answer: Yes, but don’t call me Shirley."
  • "A real woman could stop me from drinking beer, but it would have to be a really BIG woman."
  • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
  • "To drink a beer or not to drink a beer, that is a stupid question."

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