Sometimes, it's not about the yeast strain, or the barley type, or the hop varietal.
Sometimes, it's not about the IBUs, or the OGs, or the SRMs, or the ABVs.
Sometimes, it's not about the latest and the greatest ... but simply about a beautiful beer on a beautiful day.
And so it was on on a recent drop-dead gorgeous April Saturday afternoon, on the outside deck of Legend Brewing Company in Richmond, Va., overlooking the James River.
Two beer drinkers and their dopplebock and 'Belgian-style' Pale Ale ... and a deck full of fellow customers.
That's ... that's what it's all about.
Cue Burt Bacharach.