Do you choose your beer based on comfort instead of trying something new?
One of the most difficult decisions when walking into a bar is knowing what you want to drink. You get stuck, you get awkward, you ask the server to recommend something, he or she asks you what you prefer and you are stuck. You are not alone.
Trying different styles of beer is one of the best things you can do to learn more about them. It helps you feel more confident about what you like and don't like.
We found this video that interviews Ray Daniels, the Founder and Director of the Cicerone Certification Program. The certification is similar to what a sommelier is for wine drinkers. Ray knows his stuff about drinking and, most importantly, tasting beer. He might not be into IPAs, but that doesn't mean you won't like them. You even learn a little history about why the United States got so into hops and pale ales.
Watch the clip and learn how to become a more confident beer taster.