Just like you, but different
I have a couple of beers in mind, and in the fridge that I should consider as the landmark #500 beer, of no real on other than it’s #500. 500 individual beers that I’ve drunk at home, in bottles or cans, sometimes in a fill-your-own, but always at home. I should get out more.
500 is a big number, and it’s here that I begin to realise that I’ve put a bit of effort into what essentially is a hobby blog. I’ve only brought beers that are available in shops, even if sometimes they might have been limited release and difficult to get, and occasionally to keep it real commercial non-craft beers that are popular or well known, I’m not a total beer snob, and definitely not an expert.
I’ve only ever had 3 beers given to me by either the brewer or importer in that number, and so this isn’t a call for sponsorship, or consideration for sponsorship, although I will take free beer in return for writing about it in my own way.
I’m looking for help though in getting to that number and whilst I have two beers that I’m considering as the #500 I’m soliciting suggestions.
The beers I have as part of the final 5 (to get me to 500) are;
1. Epic Coffee and Fig Stout – 2014 version. Only that I’ve had this on tap a few times since it’s launch and might be biased as it’s very good, I also have a 2013 bottle, I could do a comparative?
3. Unibroue La Fin du Monde. I have this in the fridge too.
But I really am looking for ideas on what I might do to get to the 500 mark, and am looking for some suggestions or recommends, bearing in mind that although we get a fair amount of the good beer here in New Zealand there are some things that just don’t make it here, like Russian River Pliny the Elder, for instance, and I don’t recall seeing any Cigar city beers either.
I’ll take all suggestions and I’ll make a best effort to obtain the beer suggested, and if it’s not in the final 5 I’m sure it’ll be in the next 5. Don’t hold back, if nothing else it’s a way of sharing your own favourites that I might get a chance to like to.