I have found myself brewing less American, British, and Scottish styles, since I can drink fresh craft brewed ales at almost every pub and taproom I brew and drink lots of lagers and Belgians, as where I live, finding good versions of those on tap is difficult.Same here. Lately, I've noticed when I got out, there's almost nothing on tap that I want. Hard to imagine a place not having a good oatmeal stout, hefeweizen, schwarzbier, helles, pilsner, pale ale, vienna lager, dunkel, or a porter, is it? Well, it is. Anything we have is either an IPA, Belgian, or commercial lager. But the only place I really go out any more in a nice little pub & restaurant that has Weihenstephaner hefe and Fuller's London Porter. All anyone wants anymore is IPAs and imperial stouts.
I don't ever see myself ever drinking only home brew, as I like going to bars too much. I do find myself going less and less to the fine beer store, though, and very rarely ever get a growler filled.
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I drink mostly homebrew, but buy some here and there, and go out once a week maybe for a few. But most of my drinking is homebrew at home.
I totally agree. I'm tired of seeing 10 taps with 7 IPAs, BMC, BMC Lite, and Blue Moon. It seems like nobody cares about any other style. I don't blame the bars/restaurants, though. From the bartenders and owners I've talked to, they blow through kegs of IPA in no time, and other stuff doesn't tend to move.
It's funny. We've gone from no beer choices (nothing but BMC products everywhere) to a bunch of craft beers available in many places... but all we've seemed to do is add IPA to the old BMC lineup.