As this is my first attempt at blogging, I would like to thank Mr. Bell in his thoughtful, and brave, invitation to take part in this exchange. I have been friends with Chris since the beginning of known time. We met a few milliseconds after the big bang, hurtling through space at faster than the speed of light, we said "hello" to each other and a friendship was born. Ok, I admit I may be slightly off on the details, but that's how long it feels.
I've been home-brewing since 2007 and have loved every batch I've concocted, even as I was pouring some of them down the drain because they were unpalatable. Malt, Hops, Water, and Yeast. Four things that were put on this earth for the sole purpose of making that wonderful elixir we know as beer. Yeah water may have some other useful purposes, but they are secondary. "Oh, without water there would be no life, and we use yeast to feed people with bread." byproducts I say! They should be rationed for all but the use of making beer. Simply stated, I enjoy beer.
I woke up this morning expecting to see what resembles Johnny Depp, David Bowie, Russell Crowe, and Harvey Fierstein, riding on four different variations of Sarah Jessica Parker, raining death and destruction upon the world. Needless to say, the day is still not over.
Looking forward to posting about my tour of the Sam Adams Boston Brewery.
May you go through life without ever having met Honey Boo Boo,