Friday, August 13, 2010
Being a beer and wine nerd is not always easy for the significant other. She has to tolerate endless talks about hops, grapes, aromas and psychotic hunts for beer bars when visiting a new city.
I am proud to say that my significant other handles this with ease. Not only does she tolerate the fact that I am a nerd on so many levels but she also encourages me. "Have you tried this?" "Let´s have this" are common words when visiting a liquor store. She likes imperial stouts and krieks, but also the occasional lite session beer (she is a woman for god´s sakes!). The best beer she has tasted was Chelsea Blueberry, and was quite interested in trying new things when we visited The Ginger Man last year.
You might ask yourself why the hell I´m babbling about how much my girlfriend likes beer, but liking good beer is not a given when it comes to the significant other in a relationship. I know beer people who have wifes that don´t even taste beer! Let alone encourage a hobby like this. To open up an exotic beer or wine bottle on weekends is a fun thing to do, and even more fun to share with someone that you love and know that will appreciate the finer things in life, like a good complex beer!