There are few pleasures in life to match a nice cold beer on a hot day, and the best way to round off a hard days work is, in many peoples mind, a trip to their favorite bar to partake of a couple of glasses of their chosen brew.
Unfortunately though, the rising cost of beer over the years has resulted in lots of people having to think twice before indulging. The reason for these prices rises are well documented - taxes and the increased price of the raw materials, and though we understand that prices for everything rise over time, the speed at which it is has risen for beer has led many of us to think that maybe it just isn't worth it.
The benefits of having a home brewery are clear to most people. However, there is a sense, as with many things, that it just isn't the same. Some people feel that it is just too much effort when it is readily available in stores and bars all around them. However, as prices at the liquor store and the local bar climb ever higher, it is now more than ever an option to be considered. A home brewery allows you to have a few beers when you want at a price that suits your pocket.
It is just a myth that paid for beer is better than home-brewed beer. With a little trial and error, home brew can be even better than that stocked in your favorite bar. It will take a little time to get the end product perfect initially, as there are few if us who are lucky enough to master the art first time around, but even those early batches will still be drinkable; you won't be wasting your time making something that you can't enjoy. However, with persistence and experimentation, it is possible to brew beer to suit our own tastes.
Home brewery kits are not expensive. Certainly so, when compared to what you would spend on a months worth of trips to your sports bar to watch a couple of games at a time, you can begin to see big savings very quickly. Once you have the knack you will find that people are prepared to visit for a couple of drinks when the game is on they may be willing to pay and, if not, they'll bring food to go with the drinks you serve up.
It is about more than just the end product though, a home brewery is a hobby. It is something that you occupy yourself with for a few hours a week, something that can lead to meeting lots of like-minded beer lovers through the joining of home brewing clubs, and, ultimately, something that you can enjoy.
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