Interactive Map

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In The Beerginning

Once upon a time in a land far far away…..My first exposure to “Good” beer occurred in Europe, thanks to my Uncle….Sam. As a young soldier in Germany I did what most young soldiers do in their free time. I drank beer, a LOT of beer. My beer experience after Germany was comparable to my hair line, fading fast. Then in 2008 my beer life changed forever.  
On Christmas day 2008 my nephew and I received identical homebrew kits. The kit contained a one gallon milk jug, a small package of pilsner malt, and a package of yeast that was easily as old as I am. Four weeks later we eagerly opened our first “Plastic” bottle of our respective batches. Suffice to say vinegar is less pungent than that first homebrew. Thus began my adventure into both homebrewing and craft beer.
Since 2008 I have been on what can only be described as a beer quest as I attempt to make up for lost time. I have visited countless breweries, both home and abroad, meeting amazing and interesting people along the way. A few of these people have left an indelible mark on my “Beer Life”, much like seeing a unicorn. I have brewed some really good, and some really bad beers (Still Can’t Drink Pumpkin Beer). In a few weeks I will make my triumphant return to the “Land Of Beer”. This blog is my feeble attempt to capture some of the experiences that await me, and to share those experiences with the hundreds….tens……okay, three of my followers.  I hope the three of you enjoy them as much as I do. Let the beer games begin!