Ok beer lovers, this topic is for you


#1

I’ve always been partial to a beer but recently we’ve gotten into brewing our own.
Anyone else a craft-beer fanatic?


#2

haven’t crafted any beer myself, but back home craft beer is basically the only kind of beer I drink :smiley:

Also more microbrews popping up in Amsterdam, which I can really appreciate.

Are craft beers becoming more common in NZ as well?


#3

Denver is one of the capitals of the craft brew scene in the US, and I’m lucky to live here! My favorite aspect of this is the “build-your-own” six packs at one of our liquor stores. 10+ coolers of different craft beers, $10 for the six pack. It’s a great way to find new beers and styles you like, and in Denver there’s never any shortage of choice.


#4

:grin::grin::grin:

I started our local homebrew club. We’ve made ~25 different batches. Our specialty runs toward the experimental, with a penchant for sweet, strong stouts and sours.

My co-founder actually brewed his bar menu for his wedding.


#5

Yeah, very much so. Even the run-of-the-mill bottle shops sell huge ranges now.

I knew I’d read that someone here was a brewer! I’m not a huge fan of dark beers (actually, I hate them) but sours are my bf’s favourite. He’s currently brewing one with guavas off a tree in our yard. I tend to prefer flavoursome lagers and really hoppy IPAs.


#6

I’m absolutely hopeless for a good scotch ale, tbh.

IPAs are potentially hit-and-miss as I’m not a fan of the “grass and grapefuit” west coast IPA style, as I feel they sometimes go heavy on the bittering hops at the expense of malt profile, but I’ll definitely get into a Dogfish Head 90 or 120 minute.

I’m looking forward to an upcoming trip to Austin, as I would like to revisit Jester King while I’m down.

Guava sour sounds really interesting. My wife really loves when I bring guavas home for her.