When you are born a third generation Nazarene, there are a number of seemingly normal things in the world that you quickly learn are out of bounds to you and your kind. Alcohol, at best a taboo subject, is one of those things. So you see, I’m relatively new to the world of beer and that lends this whole endeavor a sense of discovery and excitement.
Andrew and I had a similar upbringing, so it was fun to talk about the ways we came to experience and appreciate beer culture much later in life than our peers. He and I met at UMKC as students in the Spanish Literature master program. After we graduated, he immediately started – and promptly completed – an MBA. He’s smart like that.
We both ordered the Wexford, one I’d never had before. It’s not bad, it just didn’t do much for me. But at least now I know how I feel about it. One of the things I love about being a U.F.O. club member at the Flying Saucer is the fact that it forces me to try something new every time. I’m a creature of habit and if I could get my name on the wall by drinking 200 Belhaven Scottish Ales…believe me, I would.