Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Well if anything can bring him back to drinking the other stuff, it will be beer aged in Pinot barrels.
Personally, I've started drinking more beers. I still don't really like hops, but I figure that if I wanna be in the restaurant biz I need to at least be able to taste and appreciate and recommend certain styles and that kind of thing.
Crap, you're on to me! I'm trying to lure him out...
There are plenty of great beers that have little to no trace of hops in them. I'm assuming you know about IBU's and stuff...
One of the beers that I have really been exploring lately is Scottish Ale. The hop characteristics are very muted as a result they have tend to have a dense/rich mouthfeel and malty, caramely flavors. Sometimes they are even a bit smokey.