As the title of this post probably suggests, this past weekend marked our one year anniversary as homebrewers! You should have seen Joey’s face last week when I said “Guess what anniversary is coming up!” I guess the idea of completely forgetting some important anniversary is a very real fear for him.
In the past year, we have brewed 4 of our very own beers, start to finish. When we first bought our beer kit, it was because I had been hating the job I was at and had made a master plan to just quit and open a brewery. I was partly kidding, but I did think it would be a fun hobby to get into and I really wouldn’t mind if it turned into more than just a hobby. I still feel that way, but for now, homebrewing has turned into such a fun hobby. It has been a lesson in teamwork, patience, time management, coordination, and all things beer, of course.
And not to sound dramatic, but I truly feel brewing, drinking and experiencing beer (ahem, quality beer) has changed who I am and become an integral part of my life. Never thought I’d be making grandiose statements of love about beer of all things! I really feel like we’ve come so far since that first brewing experience. In regards to taste, clarity and efficiency so I can only expect us to get even better in the next year! So here’s to another year of homebrewing, albeit in a new location, and continuing to learn more about the process. And to drinking it, obviously.