Wednesday, December 21, 2011
JOIN THE HANDMADE BEER REVOLUTION
SUDS TSUNAMI — Look in the mirror. Be happy if that face staring back at you is ready to join the fun by transitioning from beer consumer to beer brewer. There are many helping hands available to launch your new hobby/career. First off, go the Brewers Association website (Craftbeer.com). The Brewers Assn. has a handy dictionary of beer terms that will make your journey into beer nirvana a lot easier.
Closer to home, there are many San Diego area home brew shops ready to sell you everything you need and they love to bring newbies into the fold.
And launching someone into beer brewing at home makes a terrific Christmas present.
The following locations are courtesy of San Diego’s own beer publication WestCoastersd.com:
--Home Brew Mart/Ballast Point, www.homebrewmart.com, 5401 Linda Vista Rd, 619-295-2337.
--Best Damn Brew Mart, 1036 7th Ave, 619-232-6367.
--All About Brewing, www.allaboutbrewing.com, 700 N. Johnson, #G, El Cajon, 619-447-BREW.
--Mother Earth Brew Co., www.motherearthbrewco.com, 2055 Thibodo Rd., Vista, 760-599-4225.
--Home Brews & Gardens, www.homebrewsandgardens.com, 3176 Thorn, North Park, 619-630-2739.
--American Homebrewing Supply, www.Americanhomebrewing.com, 9295 Chesapeake Dr. #E, 858-268-3024.
--Hydrobrew, www.hydrobrew.com, 1319 S. Coast Hiway, Encinitas, 760-966-1885.
--HomeBrew 4 Less, www.homebrew4lessinc.com, 9181 Mission Gorge Rd, 619-448-3773.