Don't get me wrong, I love IPAs but they've become a brewing cliché in the homebrewing world. Everyone makes an IPA.
Ever notice a lot of successful brewpubs/breweries do make an IPA, but also make a few more styles that differentiate themselves from others?
How about lagers? For that matter, how many craft breweries make lagers?
I know, I know. Can't afford the chest freezer/refrigerator and $50 temperature controller. But you can afford the conical for your IPA.
I don't get it. Conspicuously and constantly missing are lagers at my homebrew club meetings. I'm not saying lagers are the be-all, end-all of homebrewing. But how about something a little different than the brown, stout, Belgian pale and IPA offerings for a change?
Give me a Munich Dunkel over an IPA anyday, my taste buds are bored.