1 year beer

December 22nd, 2006

On Jan 5, 2006 I posted this post on my pre-dranktank blog.  That was my first batch of homebrew.

What a great year of beer making it has been.

For some reason, I decided to keep 2 bottles of that first batch.  They have been sitting on my bookshelf at room temperature since January.  Last night I cracked one open, expecting the worst (assuming I have gotten better at brewing).  WRONG.  It was clear, smooth, and altogether a wonderful wheat beer.  Sure it was from my pre-kegging, extract kit days, but I’m here to tell you, ANYBODY can make great beer the very first time if I can.

Maybe I should take this as a lesson in patience.  Beer does get better with time if it is brewed right.  I expect January to be a big brew month… maybe I can get a little ahead of my drinking and actually have some aged beers in mid-late 2007.


Tiki Party Drink Review

August 7th, 2006

Infected Sam Adams

July 14th, 2006

American Wheat Homebrew

February 22nd, 2006