Friday, August 10, 2007

Welcome to the Catholic Beer Review

Welcome to the Catholic Beer Review, a blog for Catholics (and all others, of course) who love their beer. I am David Palm, your blogmaster and president of the Catholic Beer Review.

CBR was formed by a few guys who share a love of great beer and started comparing tasting notes.
Beer may seem a mundane topic to those who don't venture far beyond the "tinted waters"—as the late Michael Davies (RIP) referred to the Budweisers and Miller Lites of the world. But in fact this drink is endlessly fascinating. Ostensibly it contains just malt, water, yeast, and hops. But the permutations that exist within just those basic ingredients are legion.

Beer also holds a venerable place in our Catholic history, with some of the greatest breweries in the world being founded and run by Catholic monks.

CBR is a forum for tasting notes, beer history and trivia, and information about crafting your own tasty brew. And since we are traditionally-minded Catholics here, it's important to throw in a little Latin lingo. Our motto is simple: De gustibus non est disputandum, colloquially translated, "There's no disputing matters of taste."

À votre santé!