During my Oregon trip we went to the Rogue Brewery in Newport. I actually have had Rogue beer, here in the midwest. The one that I have had is Rogue Dead Guy. I’ll admit that I ordered it because of its name the first time… I like it!
I really don’t know much about beer in comparison to wine. I think I don’t like beer that tastes really “hoppy,” if you know what I mean.
We were each able to taste 4 different beers. Well… we made sure that we ordered different ones, so we actually tasted way more than four. For example, I ordered the Chocolate Stout while my sister ordered the Mocha Stout and we tasted each others. She tried a smokey ale that you literally could be drinking the smoke from a camp fire. My sister-in-law ordered a Chipotle ale. That one was another one that wasn’t completely finished.
I like beer, just not as universally as I like wine. I can drink practically any wine. Not so with beer. I keep trying to find a darker beer that I like. The 3rd glass had a hazelnut ale that was actually pretty drinkable.
Just another note about beer… I remember when I first tasted the stuff and hated it. Then one summer I was at some outdoor festival thing and had a beer in the hot weather and liked it! I was so excited that I actually liked beer! I wasn’t going to be one of those wimpy girls that couldn’t drink a beer.
I still am much more apt to drink wine at home. But a beer is always good on a Friday after a long week at school! Rogue Dead Guy may be one of my choices very soon.