I’d like to think that this is one of the reasons that we may grow particular attachments to a certain brew.
Some of my favorite beers on the planet are not the best beers I’ve ever had, but rather bring back memories that will hopefully last the rest of my life.
Mostly, I don’t like BMC type beers, but there are three that always bring a smile to my face.
Growing up in Colorado, Coors Light has been the beer in the fridge for my entire life. My older siblings drank it, my friends drank it and we had LOTS of parties where it was what was in the keg.
But every time I drink a Coors Light, I remember the one that I shared with my wife on our wedding day.
After the ceremony where we got married in a small country church (where my parents were married) we stopped by the house to grab a few things for the reception, and we took a minute to breathe and drank a Coors Light right from the bottle. It was the best beer I’ve ever had.
|Yup, That's Red Stripe in my hand!|
I drank nearly 3/4 of that beer as we dined on Pumpkin Soup and curried goat. It was absolutely delicious!
For the next 20 years, I couldn’t find Red Stripe anywhere! It simply wasn’t available in Colorado or anywhere else we went.
When I finally did start seeing it in the stores, I grabbed up a few and told my wife the story, which didn’t really impress her too much. Then in 2007, we ditched the kids and headed back to Jamaica.
Anyone who has been to that island, you know that your “Transportation” is going to stop at a bar just outside of the airport where you can buy some beers from their friends. Again, Kahuna’s Chick and I shared a beer, a Red Stripe beer, and it was great!