Please note that after April 20th, when I go back to being “just a crazy runner”, I will be going back on my artisan beer kick… and I consider every beer to be artisan “enough”. This article has convinced me that it’s the right thing to do, especially as a female (last time I checked).
In 2003 my first “for pleasure” SCUBA dive was on the Great Barrier Reef. Now every dive pales in comparison because I started with the best.
What am I getting at?
Well, in a reciprocal situation in 1998 my first beer was a 24 oz PBR that I drank after getting my wisdom teeth pulled (while fully awake, no anesthesia and drenched in blood I might add), and every brew since has tasted like heaven.
The moral of the story is; start with crap and work your way up!
Note: Beer has a lot of empty calories that can lead to weight gain. My solution is running more, not drinking less.
Note: My methods are not always the healthiest or easiest and are usually the most time consuming. You make time for the things that you love.
Note: Beer is good and totally worth it.