Joe’s Pilsner is truly one of my favorite beers. It is light and has a nice breadiness to it, with a good crisp slightly hoppy finish. It is a great brew any time of the year and the fact that is is sold in cans makes it a total win win for me. I’ve sung its praises before. It is a GREAT beer. That is why I thought my son might like it even though he is a devout non-craft beer fan! Yes you heard that correctly the son of one of the Beer and Whiskey Brother’s is a devotee of big beer. To his credit, he can’t stand Bud, Miller or Coors. No, he is a fan of the Mexican beers. Corona, Negro Modelo, and his favorite Dos XX. *hangs head in same*
So Firday Night we were in the garage smoking some cigars. We get banished to the out of doors for this activity, however during the cold months my wife has acquiesced to allowing the activity to happen in the garage. I cracked open a Joe’s to go with my cigar, a fine combination, I might add. I then told my son that he should try a drink. He looked at me with suspicion in his eyes. See I’ve tried to get him to try many different craft brews to no avail before. If he has tried them he usually screws up his face and sticks out his tongue with the obligatory YUCK! So I wasn’t expecting him to even give it a try, but it was light in color and he was in a particularly curious mood Friday night, so he picked up the glass and gave it a try. He said “Hey, that’s pretty good”, I said “I know.”
After we had a few more minutes of conversation he asked if he could have another drink. I told him no, but I had another one he could have if he liked. So he went to the beer fridge and pulled out my other can. I told him to get a glass, but he said I was already using the only “good” glass, and that he wasn’t about to use a glass when it came in a perfectly good can. Baby steps.
We finished our conversation and he finished his beer, proclaiming that I should get a lot more of this particular beer. I said, I would look for a 12 pack of it, and keep some on hand throughout the holidays. So there you have it. So far my toughest nut to crack on my family tree has cracked under the amazing flavor of Joe’s Pilsner. Is did my heart good to hear him proclaim that he liked it better than his beloved Dos XX.
So that’s how I converted my son to craft beer. What conversion stories do you have? Share them in the comments.