Home Brewing

Monday, 23 August 2010

Do you want to brew your own beer? The trend is all the rage in Oregon and Washington. I even had a couple of friends who made their own beer in Eugene, Oregon AND created personalized labels. Would you like to try it?

I'm seriously considering taking the University of Tennessee's Culinary Institue course on brewing. It takes work, it takes patience but in the long run, home brewing is less expensive and you can get the "crafted organic" beer you dream of.

There aren't many varieties of good brews at the stores in Knoxville. Yes, you can find the old favorites such as Kona, Blue Moon and Leinenkugel. Beyond those, what's a girl to try? 

If you think I'm becoming too much of a hippie, I can take it. Just tell me. I do love being crafty, though and I dislike most "domestic" beer choices. Might be an adventure!

PS - The beer thing is too redneck for you? There's great wine courses as well. I'm going to sign up for Wine 107. Hey - continuing education is always a good thing, right?

6 comments

Chris F. said...

Home brews are the way to go. It beats the generic store bought brands. I only care for Samuel Adams amongst that bunch.

Amanda Henderly said...

Did you know you can home brew rootbeer, too? Also rather delicious.

Denae said...

Chris - I'm thinking about trying it. Amanda - I had no idea but that would be so fun! Home brew root beer then maybe have a root beer float party on the deck. Love it.

Ted Stryk said...

I have tried once, and after attempting to drink the result I decided to leave brewing to the professionals.

Welcome said...

Hmmm if you weren't able to brew something drinkable, Ted, I'm afraid I can't either.

Welcome said...

Hmmm if you weren't able to brew something drinkable, Ted, I'm afraid I can't either.