So, you've spent hours brewing up your first (or maybe hundredth) homebrew. You tasted that first bittersweet sip of your new creation, and it's just about perfect. All it's missing now is a perfect and clever name to match.
I keep thinking about the name "Craft Your Own Adventure" and what it is supposed to mean. Is it dangerous to make beer? Can the process of fermenting mead kill you? Why would you call this an adventure?
I recently went on my own adventure, canoeing down the Colorado River with a group of dads and our kids. I realized that we all need some sort of adventure in our life. Sitting behind a computer, driving in the car, watching TV in bed...those aren't the things that make an impact on our lives. Getting out into nature, doing something that makes us nervous or making those big decisions that alter our lives forever, those are the adventures. The rest is just life filler.
Don't get me wrong. I am in no way saying that beer or other alcoholic beverages are the cornerstone to those events...however they always seem to be there. When was the last time you went to a wedding and alcohol wasn't served? Or that fishing trip without a beer in hand? Or celebrating a major life milestone?
So my thought here is that we can enhance the experience by bringing a more personal touch to those events.
It doesn't have to be a big deal but you can make it a more personal experience with a beverage you crafted by hand.
If you have an event in mind or want to plan a custom brew day for your group, let us know. We can work with the brewer to make your special event beverage for your special occasion.
Also, look for some CYOA adventures coming up in the near future. I'm going to try to plan some things that we hope you will really enjoy.
Beer is made of four basic ingredients. Macro, Micro, Nano. All the same ingredients at their base. In our brewing events we discuss how you get different flavors in your beers by mixing, matching and manipulating the ingredients. How do you make a dark beer? What impact does it have to add the hops at the beginning of the boil versus the end of the boil.
If you've ever wondered how beer gets it's flavors, come brew with us and learn from a professional!
This past Saturday we ran our first event. It was a test pilot/walk through and while we had a few bumps we feel it was definitely a success! We brewed a Belgian, the wort tasted sweet and now we wait for the yeast to do it's thing. There were four participants, only one had brewed before. It was a good experience for us all. Look for the beer release date to come up in about a month and we'll be putting more events on the calendar in the near future.
Thanks to Chuck and Joe from Kuracali for hosting!
Crafty the Blogger
A home brewer since 2014, a business professional since way back when and now someone looking to bring a new craft beer experience to the people.