Our third Guest Whisperer entry comes from my wife Heather who has been dealing with the difficult situation of being a fervent (but pregnant) craft beer fan. She's seen me down a ton of stupendous suds this year and, to her credit, she's kept her cool. Still, she's had the itch for quite awhile and it was no more powerful than it was this past weekend when we attended the 2012 Analog-A-Go-Go down in Milton, Delaware.
So, in her own words, Heather provides a cautionary tale for anyone who might be taking beer for granted during these warm days of summer.
My favorite beers are the seasonal brews, with autumn beers being my favorite (I can’t help it, I’m biased because I’m an autumn baby) and summer beers being my second favorite. When I was pregnant with my first child, the last trimester of my pregnancy was during winter when all of the heavier beers are in season. I think this helped me feel like I wasn’t missing out on anything. However, now that I haven’t had beer for about six months, and all the Summer beers are coming out, I am craving beer like crazy!
My husband, as part of this blog, is constantly trying new beers. I am watching bottle after bottle of these amazing beers come into our house and mock me as they sit in the fridge waiting to be had. The sound of the cap popping off and the beer flowing into a glass is enough to make me need to leave the room. Seeing the golden colored ale with a nice head of foam and the smell of hops makes me want to melt into the chair I’m sitting in. At the same time, I put myself in these torturous positions by attending beer events with my husband. Even though I can’t have the beer, I still appreciate the creativity and the effort that goes into making each one. And while I can’t have a sip, the aroma of a nice beer still does wonders for my soul!