Dear dark beer, we think it's time we had the talk.
You know, a DTR as they call them "on the lines."
We were all new to the beer game. We had just begun this journey and were feeling adventurous.
There you sat at the bar, glistening amidst the sea of light-colored beer taps. The bartender pulled the lever, and you revealed yourself before our eyes.
Slowly, you introduced yourself as our eyes widened, breathing slowed, and heart raced.
It was such a beautiful, rich, dark brown color. The foam looked delectable as it cascaded down and swirled in the glass.
The frothy head settled and situated itself at the top of the glass. Slowly, we brought you closer and closer before you brushed our lips, and in that moment the stars aligned.
Notes of smoky chocolate and coffee danced upon our taste buds. We sipped again with glee, licking away the foam that had hugged the ends of our lips.
Many occasions were shared together. Like that St. Patrick's Day when we learned there was more than one way to enjoy you.
With time, you revealed how different you were. An intriguing, bold black sheep. There was so much to learn about you. How you were made. What made you special.
Over the years, we got to know each other better. We did more things together.
We shared meals together.
We shared many talks with our mates together. And we created a ton of memories.
Remember that night we saw our favorite band play?
Or when we celebrated that big promotion together?
Remember that person we met at the pub?
And how we rambled nervously about whether or not to ask them out?
How about when we were stressing over our future, and you were all like, "Whatever happens, I'll always be here."
You've always been there for us.
Sure, your brothers porter and ale are great, but you, stout — you are enough.
We want to say thank you. Thank you for being your beautiful, bold, delicious self. You are good to the last drop.
Dark Beer Lovers