dpaul and I see eye to eye on many things, but beer is not one of them. He prefers very light lagers and pilsners. Most of these I find at best uninteresting and at worst, in the case of Stella Artois, unpleasantly sour.
I like beers with more body, but I do not have that machismo affectation of punishing my palate with beers so brutally hopped that they leave a bitter coppery note that tastes like you’ve been sucking on pennies. I like a little complexity with my bitterness. Pliny the Elder will do nicely, thank you.
We’ve found a few beers we both enjoy, like the Icelandic Einstöck, or Churchkey our of Seattle, that comes in cool retro cans that you need a churchkey to open. But we have a new love, and it’s locally made to boot.
I’ve always enjoyed Anchor Bewing Company’s beers; Anchor Steam is my default choice. The new lager hits all the right notes for both of us. It’s light without being insubstantial, hoppy yet balanced with a pleasant citrus note. Have you tried it?