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2012 Review

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!

Some site updates

If you haven’t noticed the right hand sidebar has been going under a few changes recently. I am adding a few larger buttons to more easily navigate unique parts of the site along with the social media parts of the site. We do have a Facebook page now, which I was reluctant to do for a long time. I think it mainly stems from the fact that I used to view the number of fans as a measure of success. It might be a little true, but I’m looking at it as another outlet for the site to grow.

There will be some more changes coming soon, but those are mainly it for now. I didn’t do any “2010 year in review” post or a “plans for 2011 post,” but these changes are a very small part of what I plan on doing. I really want to start adding content for people new to craft brewing along with content for people who are into craft brewing, but want to know more about beer styles, history, and the like. I also plan on homebrewing a whole lot more this year because the displeasure of bottling is now behind me. This is has been open for just over two years now and our traffic has significantly increased in that time. I also have a few side project that are beer related that should be fun, but more on them later.

Thank you so much for visiting my site. I appreciate the comments and the e-mails that I get. If you have a Facebook account go ahead and “Like” our page.