I have reasonable New Year resolutions. This year there are three. One, Learn more about beer. Two, not buy any books with my own money. Three, lose weight. I realize one and three have potential conflict.
My plan of attack in learning about beer will be to sample widely, read, and talk with others. I would like to be able to intelligently talk about beer, not necessarily become a beer sommelier. A good friend, Jeremy Fuerst recommended that I go through this Beer Judge Certification Program. Looking at how they organize styles of beer will help me learn to describe styles and know what to expect.
In starting this resolution I am not a blank slate. I drink beer. So, here is a list of beers I like.
Corono, Pacifico, Dos Equis, Modelo
Ballist Point Pale Ale
Almost any Hefeweizen
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
It seems to me that I am attracted to lighter beers.
How do you think I should handle this endeavor? What can you tell me about the beers that I am attracted to?