How you should select your next beer
Here's how I recommend you buy your next beer in a beer shop. And I fully admit that I need to take my own advice more often.
1) Select your next craft beer blindly, whether your choice is based on a style, a brewery, or just the fact that it's a beer you've never heard of.
2) Speak to one of the shop's employees to get pointed in a new direction. Talking to people is a good thing! Anything that keeps your nose out of your phone for 30 seconds.
3) Go home and enjoy the beer.
If it sucks? Should've checked your phone, bro. Just kidding.
This is a call for us all to have more fun buying beer, and drinking it later. Whether you select a beer blindly or get a recommendation from a beer store employee, at least you're not relying on the opinions of the internet's highly flawed beer recommendation echo chamber. Cheers to that.