I’ve been thinking about it for years, somewhat envious of those I know who have embraced this hobby. Then, just a few days ago, my husband expressed an interest in it as well, apparently having never thought about it before.
Now, fast forward a few days and about $200 dollars later, and we’re about to join the leagues of people who home brew their own beer.
I’m a geologist, so I’m pretty much obligated to drink beer. Geologists love beer.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to be a bit of a beer snob. In younger days, beer was the pathway to drunkenness – which, in my experience, seldom worked out very well. Now somewhat older, I prefer to drink a brew that actually tastes good. I love going to places like Beers of the World. Or how about the Flying Saucer in Houston? When I went to Germany a few years back, it was amazing.
Yup, I’m even trying to learn the differences among all the types of beers, like lagers, bocks, ales, and stouts.
Once I start brewing these things, the differences will be clear. Plus, I’ll have something good to drink.
So stay tuned. I’ll have a recurring post – Thirsty Thursday – when I’ll update the universe on our latest brewing endeavors. I’m looking forward to it!
Oh hey! And look what just came in the mail!
In Canada, home brewing is really popular (beer is way more expensive up here than in the US!) and there are some great kits. I prefer cider, but my husband and his friend brew some good beers.
Looking forward to the update!
Good luck with the “science” experiment. I used to like beer, but not so much these days. Rum has always been my drink of choice. Perhaps in a former life I lived in the Caribbean?