The first time I ever tasted sauerkraut was at my BFF’s home when I was about 7 or 8 years old. Like most little kids, I was naturally suspicious of something that was new to me. And boy, I did not like it. At all. It was so sour! Even though I’ve always preferred savory to sweet, this was not savory but bitter. For many years, I assumed that sauerkraut and I weren’t buddies. And like many foods I disliked as a child, I have since grown to love it, especially braised in beer.
Now I have to confess something: I’m not a beer aficionado. In fact, I’m not a real big beer drinker overall. I don’t know a good craft beer from a mediocre beer. Or the difference between an ale or lager. Beer is beer to me. But I do know a good diet coke when I taste one! 🙂