Karen Says No – To Beer Snobbery (Another Excerpt From My New Book)

Karen Says No: To Me Being A Beer Snob (an actual conversation from today)

 From: Liddle, Karen

Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:00 AM

To: Liddle, Sean Subject: question from our hosts

What kind of beer do you wish available?

 

From: Liddle, Sean

Sent: December-08-15 10:02 AM

To: Liddle, Karen

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

Well, since we need to get up early in the morning I’m okay with no beer. But since you are going to say “you need to be social” I don’t care really. Ales over Lagers, nothing fruit flavoured.

 

From: Liddle, Karen

Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:29 AM

To: Liddle, Sean (IO)

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

Answer answer answer answer

 

From: Liddle, Sean

Sent: December-08-15 10:30 AM

To: Liddle, Karen

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

Sigh.  I don’t have “a beer” anymore.  I usually pick a couple every week or so that I haven’t had before or something that I know I like. Boddingtons is good.  Light beer (3.7%) but tastes like a nice winter ale or if he is going for more posh, anything by Wychwood Brewery or St Peters Brewery in north england .. typically I like anything with a higher than. 20 EBC and a 40 IBU .. see, I try not to be a beer snob in front of people but you make me a snob.

ebc

 

From: Liddle, Karen

Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:31 AM

To: Liddle, Sean

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

Honest to god I don’t need an excel chart.  I will suggest Boddingtons or St Peters Ale.

 

From: Liddle, Sean

Sent: December-08-15 10:31 AM

To: Liddle, Karen

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

 

ibu

 

From: Liddle, Karen

Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:37 AM

To: Liddle, Sean

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

Oh my god.

 

From: Liddle, Sean

Sent: December-08-15 10:51 AM

To: Liddle, Karen

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

See, my first answer was the most diplomatic.  I mean really, I don’t just buy beer.  I’m not some sort of lager swilling West Ham fan… jeesh.

Note: An Oktoberfest is low in hops but nice on a hot autumn day with a plate of sausage and sauerkraut… and I do enjoy a dunkelweisen in the summer

 

From: Liddle, Karen Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:52 AM To: Liddle, Sean Subject: RE: question from our hosts

AREN’T YOU DONE TALKING ABOUT THIS YET??

 

From: Liddle, Sean

Sent: December-08-15 10:54 AM

To: Liddle, Karen

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

I originally said “…ales over lagers, nothing fruit flavoured”.

 

From: Liddle, Karen

Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:57 AM

To: Liddle, Sean

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

Yes, but I just wanted you to give me say three names.

 

From: Liddle, Sean

Sent: December-08-15 10:58 AM

To: Liddle, Karen

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

Boddingtons, St Peters (Winter or organic ale), Tom Green Ale

 

From: Liddle, Karen

Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:59 AM

To: Liddle, Sean

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

There.  Now was that so hard?

 

From: Liddle, Sean

Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 11:00 AM

To: ‘Liddle, Karen’

Subject: RE: question from our hosts

I’ll tell ya what’s hard little lady.. 😉

 

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(Insert sound of tumbleweeds as silence completes the conversation)

 

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