This was a good year of beer for me. I reviewed 83 different beers this year. I had a lot of favorites but I can’t decide on which beer was my absolute favorite. I’m not going to comment much on the beers I drank as you can read the reviews and see what I thought of them.
My year in homebrewing was outstanding. I brewed 21 different beers this year. I have seen a marked increase in quality of my beers and I have enjoyed the vast majority of what I have made. I added a burner at the end of last year and put it into full use this year. I also have a larger pot and more kegs. I am now up to five kegs, even though I can only have two on tap at a time. The increase in kegs has allowed me to smooth out my chain of beers and make sure that I always have two beers on tap and one on reserve. I also added two additional fermenters which has really helped me do some longer term beers.
Plans for 2013
The only real plans that I have for reviewing is trying to post reviews on every even day for the year. It’s a challenge, but I think that I can do it. When it comes to homebrewing I would like to try some rebrews and also work on developing a house brew. I want to make something that appeals to my friends and I and can also be drank easily but also captures that craft beer spirit. I am also going to be working on a fermentation chamber so that I can have a bit more temperature control in my brewing as well as lager beers year round.
I want to thank everyone who reads this blog. I appreciate your support. I hop that everyone has a happy and health New Year and cheers to 2013!