Iíve only been a beer drinker since 2006, when my (now) wife took me to the Hopleaf for my 29th birthday. After sampling every beer recommended to me by the barkeep, and enjoying each one, I realized that the reason I didnít like beer is because commercial beers are (mostly) crap. After attending Dark Lord Day in 2010, I decided to join ratebeer and catalogue my adventures and opinions one beer at a time. I absolutely refuse to rate any beer that Iím not actually drinking at the time. Memory plays tricks and I like my opinions fresh. Iím enjoying new beers and revisiting the old favorites.