"Once upon a time, a family moved to Anacortes. While they were checking out their new area to live, the man noticed a "Home Brew Store" while shopping with his family in town. He kept talking, talking, talking, talking, talking about how he wanted to try making beer. Finally the lady gave in, if only she knew how INSANELY CRAZY his little hobby would be!
Now, the lady has homebrew supplies all over her house! When she goes to take a shower, there are buckets, hoses, and sterilizers in the bathroom. When she opens the dishwasher it is full of clean beer bottles. When she tries to make dinner, she is stumbling over a wort cooler, bottle caps, and some type of mesh bag contraption."
THAT POOR LADY!
WARNING: (For all of you ladies out there:) DO NOT LET YOUR MAN START MAKING BEER! IT BECOMES AN OBSESSION! THEY WONT STOP TALKING ABOUT IT, OR STOP BUYING SUPPLIES!
Here is what a typical Sunday looks like at our house:
Why is Dan on the deck you ask? The short answer: Ally and I kicked him out of the house. When he makes beer, it makes the house SMELL AWFUL!
Don't get me wrong, it isn't all that bad....I LOVE DRINKING THE BEER, and tasting all of his recipes! Here are my favorites so far: Imperial Porter with Jack Daniels, Pumpkin Head Ale, and Blanc De Bruges. Right now he is making me a Cappuccino Stout....what? what? Beer and coffee mixed together? Ooooooh YEAH!
Another great part of Dan making homebrew is that "best friends" seem to come out of no where. All the sudden people act like they are your friend and mention "Hey, can I try some of that Homebrew?" We have never felt so popular before!
If you ever do want to start making Homebrew, I recommend swinging by NorthWest Brewers Supply here in Anacortes. Larry and Trevor are AWESOME at helping you get started. They know everything about anything when it comes to makin' beer at home. My next goal is to start buying stock into their company....with as much money as Dan spends there, we are sure to be RICH! Seriously though, it doesn't cost a lot to get started, and you too can start a hobby on the deck! :D
Here is my painting dedicated to Dan's Homebrew!
"For a quart of Ale is a meal for a King." - William Shakespeare