I am a relative newbie in terms of drinking... I don't know too much about different types of beers (or different types of other alcohols). I only drink occasionally, so when I find something I like, I stick with it - which means I've mostly avoided this problem until now. But I want to branch out from what I know so that I can try new things and learn more.
Say I'm at a bar, and looking at their drinks menu or seeing what's on tap. Assuming there are names listed for the beers, but not descriptions of their flavor/taste, how can I figure out what a beer tastes like before ordering/trying it?
I know that many IPAs are bitter (which I'm not a fan of), and I know that the wheat beers I've had are generally less bitter (which I like more)... But I don't know too much about different kinds of beer (or why they taste the way they taste) besides that. I'm interested in learning more.