Want craft beer but not sure where to start? Try these Gateway Beers

on 21/10/10 at 12:11 pm


This is a perennial topic on any online message board dedicated in any degree to craft beer or home brewing, but I’ve yet to give it any attention in this space. Time to correct that oversight.

The typical question that usually gets posted on craft beer message boards goes something like this: “My buddy is a hardcore Miller Lite (or Bud Light, or Coors Light) drinker and he’s coming over for the game on Saturday, what should I give him to introduce him to craft beer?” The ensuing thread of replies is typically long and unwieldy.

Of course there is no one correct answer, only opinions. In my opinion, the best gateway beer depends on the nature of the drinker needing the introduction. Here are a few suggestions…

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