Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Soul Searching...

As the temperatures are finally looking to start cooling and the "brewing season" may start up again, I find myself with a I really want to keep doing this?

I have enjoyed beer ever since I could get it (not necessarily legally, either!), and enjoyed craft beer since I was introduced to it...that said, there are so many great breweries out there and great beer that it makes me wonder why I keep trying to make it myself.

I am not scientifically minded, so that's not it...and the "art" involved in it has gotten kind of stale. Now, granted, I have enjoyed quite a bit that I have created, but I just don't know if it's worth it anymore.

I will still make Meads and Ciders, though...less equipment, more unique, and less space needed to do it.

I don't know...I guess I really need to do some thinking and figure it out.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

National Mead Day

Well, National Mead Day (August 7th) has come and gone...but there were a couple really good things that came from it this year! First, Dale had a nice "meading" at the Penrose Pub where many great meads were shared (along with great company). Second, the official start of the ATF-STL (All Things Fermented - Saint Louis) happened!

From the ATF Blog:

"The ATF is a St. Louis area "non-club" that is all about the appreciation of, well, all things fermented. It focuses more on the things that most home brewers can create, such as beer, mead, cider and the occasional wine. It will provide an educational outlet for those seeking to increase their knowledge and improve their fermented beverages, all while providing a friendly atmosphere where they can feel free to share their beverages and get honest feedback."

I am looking forward to seeing how this non-club goes!!

Check the ATF out at: