Part 1: Room temperature beer...Part 2: Line break bullshit
In the winter months, room temperature beer is where it's at.
Chilled beer is hard to taste; furthermore, it imparts unwanted chilliness to you.
...I'm not saying that if you've been out painting your house all day in July, a couple of cold ones aren't going to go down pretty nice. Because they certainly are.
What I am saying is, of a February eve — the brutal Southern California elements screaming past the windows of your poorly insulated home — a nice room-temperature pint is going to be your do-right all-night beer.
Speaking of beer, Craftsman Brewing Co. here in Pasadena is the most consistently fantastic (not to mention adventurous) brewery I have encountered. They do not currently bottle, which is a terrible state of affairs.