2012: A Year in Review
In the midst of the 2012 disc golf tour season, Nate spent his down time reading “The Complete Joy of Homebrewing” by Charlie Papazian. This book is a great place to start, and gave Nate the overall knowledge of homebrewing. Once Nate finished the book, Val and Nate rushed to the closest home brew shop near Val’s parents house and invested in their own brewing equipment. After a 45-minute drive, and a $1,000 worth of stainless steel and ingredients, these two were ready to brew their first batch of homebrew.
This first homebrew day in Ohio got Val’s whole family involved in the process. Val’s parents, Sharon and Leroy, also love craft beer and have been brewing beer for years at a local brew-your-own store. But this, too, was their first batch of actual “home” brew. They even captured the brew day on video to remember how it all started.