Dad: Hey, I’m going to the liquor store. You want something for your blog thing?
Me: Yeah, just grab me a bottle of something you’ve never seen before.
Twenty minutes pass…
Dad: Okay, I found [this Espresso Stout from Temecula-based brewery Aftershock Brewing Co.].
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I love beer, and I love coffee. Stouts are an intersection of the two. Logically, this should make me a “stout guy,” but that’s not exactly the case. While I can appreciate the rich, chocolaty goodness of these beers, I find that I can only drink them sparingly. A four pack takes me a month or two to finish, and a sixer will take another month or so on top of that. They’re not casual drinking beers — your dad has never come in post-yard work to guzzle some espresso-flavored thing that’s like 10% ABV. I personally save them for special occasions… or for when there’s nothing else in my fridge and I’m trying to start a beer blog.
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