I’ve often wondered why homebrewing holds so much appeal for me and others across the world.
Beer, of course, is popular. But it can be easily bought with little investment in time and effort.
Why then go to the effort of making it yourself? As I tell curious friends, if I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t do it.
There is something deeply rewarding about making your food and drink.
Be a part of history
With its roots tracing back over 7000 years to Mesopotamian life, beer has been with us for a long time.
This is as old as civilization itself. Bonds are formed and communities built over food and drink.
It is ancient: I made this. Sit with me and enjoy.
Sure homebrew is cheaper, but this is an added bonus for me. I find learning and applying new skills far more exciting.
There is also the thrill of brewing for medals for the more competitive homebrewer. I have found much excitement in entering competitions. I encourage you to try your hand as well.
I’ve dived deep into homebrewing science and techniques (all grain home malted decoction lager anyone?) although you certainly don’t need to go to these lengths.
Start brewing great beer
Homebrewing is as simple or as complex as you want to make it.
Start homebrewing if you haven’t already. You won’t regret it.