Ah, glorious beer. We have truly entered into a zymurgistic (area of science related to fermentation and brewing) renaissance.
craft beer has become extremely popular in the last few years. It
seems that new, small breweries and brew pubs pop up every couple of
months in my home state of Minnesota, and from what I’ve seen elsewhere,
this appears to be the case just about everywhere in the US. Even with
all these new sources of beer, it appears we have yet to hit the
saturation point. Every new brewery seems to open with great interest
and anticipation at what new and unique thing they will bring to the
brewing community. Of course, not every new brewery is successful, but
their chances of success are far greater than they would have been even
five years ago.
All of this new interest in craft beer has also
fostered a lot of interest in how beer is made, and has drawn in a large
crowd that is interested in brewing their own beer at home.
myself, have been homebrewing beer for about four years now, and while
my interest in brewing beer waxes and wanes, it has been the one hobby
that has really taken hold for me. I am passionate about beer in
general, and brewing beer gives me a great creative outlet with so many
facets to the hobby that when I become bored with one aspect of the
hobby, another aspect easily garners my interest.
looking for a topic to write about for some time now, and have struggled
to find a topic until recently, when I realized, I really do have one
subject that I’m passionate about and love to talk about with anyone
that will listen. I just hadn’t thought of homebrewing as something to
write about because I spend so much time talking about it.
purpose of this website is to help spread the good word about
homebrewing, so to speak. I plan to give information on how to brew
beer at home, interspersed with information on what I’m doing now with
I hope to make this blog a fairly regular thing for
me, so I hope I can interest you in brewing beer and get you to check
in often to get more information and evolve your brewing while I
continue to evolve with you.