Why “myBrewHome”?

After many years of being a craft brew fiend and wanting to get into homebrewing, but not having the space in apartments, my wife (my co-conspirator and fellow craft brew fiend) bought me my first homebrew kit in 2009, less than two years after moving into our first “grown-up” house together.

Six years later, we built a larger house to accommodate not only our two children, but also a dedicated bar area with space for the kegerator and bottle fridge, a dedicated fermentation closet and cellar, and a patio gas stub for my Blichmann Floor Burner.

When my son was born, I gave away bottles of homebrewed saison as baby shower favors.  I brewed a ginger mead while my wife was pregnant and bottled it shortly after his birth.  The first beer I brewed after he was born was a barleywine, which I’m still cellaring.  I will give him the last bottle as a gift for his twenty-first birthday to do with it as he wishes.

When my daughter was born, I served a sweet potato ESB on draft at her baby shower.  I brewed a lavender mead while my wife was pregnant, and bottled it shortly after her birth.  The first beer I brewed after she was born was a wheatwine, which I’m still cellaring.  I will give her the last bottle as a gift for her twenty-first birthday to do with it as she wishes.

If you think you’ve spotted a trend, you’re right.

So, why “myBrewHome”?

Because I’ve been brewing nearly as long as I’ve had a home.  Because brewing is built into my house. Because brewing is how I celebrate my family.

Brewing is my home.

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