|Gerard Walen of Roadtrips4Beer!|
Hometown: Clermont, Florida. Born and raised in Tampa.
Favorite Beer: It’s easier to name my favorite child because I only have one of those. As far as “go to” beers, there’s Cigar City Jai Alai IPA and the standby Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I enjoy a lot of seasonals, and love big imperial stouts.
What does being a beer geek mean to you? The macrobrew offerings are monochromatic in that there is little to no difference between them in taste, appearance or brewing techniques.
The big brewers’ attempts at tapping the craft beer market – Shock Top, Blue Moon, Killians, etc. – introduce shades of gray and pale pastels to the spectrum, in that the beer drinker will find slightly more taste and variety, but the range is still limited.