Well, now that I took my “beatings” :mrgreen: for my typos that day, I wanted to say that I brewed this beer a few times a year when I knew I had fam/friends coming over for a gathering. These peeps were MBC types and labelled my beers as “too strong” “too dark” and “too heavy”. When you step back and look through their goggles, they are speaking the truth, from their perspective. They were uninitiated. Unless I was serving a big beer, they meant too hoppy, too much malt and darker than suicidal blonde. The Canadian two row is light, but darker (not so much so, though) than they are used to. It has body, but again, just enough. The IBU’s are low, but the aroma and some hop flavor is very present. These peeps always drained one 5 gallon corney at a gathering and kicked the hell out of a second. I carbed to 2.5X to give it enough bubbles, but still less than the fizzy stuff they were used to.
We often make the mistake of thinking that we can show the MBC crowd how “real beer” is supposed to be, when they think “real beer” is silver bullet in the can. Hence we overload underappreciative senses. These people aren’t gonna suddenly try a double IPA, or a Belgian Dubbel or Scot Wee Heavy and say “Wow! I see the light!”
These people need to be crossed over a very short and sturdy bridge. Brew a batch. Pour it to the MBC’s in your life. Its a nice lawnmower beer for summer. And they will say stuff like “wow! this is like real beer but better!!”