A bi-weekly series of libations with Becca-approved design or flavor. Perhaps both.
From:Goose Island Beer Company of Chicago, Illinois
Type: english bitter
Pair it with: a broken heart
Emphasis on: flavor
Usually, it’s a walk down the grocery aisle, with no story about how I discovered a beer. But this time, I was in Chicago, with my pregnant aunt and three uncles, who were attending a conference, while I tagged along under the guise of researching graduate schools. Looking back, it was an odd traveling group.
I remember this story so clearly, because anything that happens when you’re 22 is Korean-drama dramatic. It was my first major breakup coupled with another brief relationship thereafter. Devastation (so it seemed at the time) had struck my heart.
During dinner one night, I followed my method of ordering something I can’t get back home and picked out a Chicago-brewed beer. That first sip of Honker’s Ale momentarily dissipated my sadness. I was so delighted to discover something new that I liked. I finished the beer and left the pity party.