For several years, probably 10 plus but not '20, the spouse and I have hit Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. The first time I tried DB Vienna Lager was there, and always find a new tasty brew, anyway anyone going this year? I already have reservations for hotel, and tickets to a Reds game, just hoping we don't get shafted by more Covid BS.
I am not a big fan of IPA, although I can drink one with some spicy jerk chicken (yes, it's that specific for me and IPA), and I do not understand why a shop can have 20 feet of shelf space for IPAs, and maybe 5 feet for everything else.
I tend to keep Scottish Ales on hand (Wee Mac or Dirty Bastard). I really like a good brown ale (Goose Island Hex Nut is one of my favorites, though I haven't seen it in an age). I like good mellow stouts and porters, with one of my favorites being Breckenridge's Vanilla Porter.
I'm a home brewer as well, mostly extract and steeping as I don't have a lot of space. I like the Brewer's Best ingredient kits and I like to tweak those recipes a bit.. There are a few home brews that turned out good enough they have been made more than once, and gotten a name and label.
Keeper of the Great Staff - Scottish Ale
Dark Matter - Dark wheat beer with some smoked chocolate malt added
Plasticine Porter - Smoked vanilla porter
Mmm… beer. Summer’s coming to an end so the Sam Adams Summer Ale, Bells Oberon, and Stone Buenaveza are shifting to Bells Octoberfest, Left Hand Milk Stout, and Shorts Bellaire Brown. I’m a seasonal kinda guy with my beer.