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!