A few years back, I became fascinated with the craft beer invasion, and this smart group of smaller breweries that were highly motivated to lay their claim in the mainstream consumer beer industry. The fact that they were out-classing the biggest beer makers in the world with some fascinating innovations in both ingenuity and drinkability, was very impressive. Craft brewing is a monster with room to grow.
Enlightenment is good, especially when we’re passionate about something, but I quickly found I was not the seasoned beer taster I thought I was. Yet, urged by a really cool bass player, I took up brewing beer at home, joined a local homebrew club (Forest City Brewers) and became mildly fanatical about this “diversion”. In 7 short years, I’ve miraculously found time to brew 80+ batches of surprisingly good craft beer…in some ways, pushing those same boundaries like those early craft brewers that drew me in.
I also learned quickly that people love to share their beer experiences, top beer lists and links to beer resources (apps, forums, reviews, etc.). So, putting my taste buds to good use, I now Podcast and blog about good beer and home brewing. Follow HomeBrewRockStars.com to hear interviews of some talented home brewers and reviews some coveted craft beers. It’s a fun listen while you’re brewing your own, or commuting to that day job. Below is a list of stories I wrote that a ton of people liked and shared: