The hubs is growing hops this summer, something he's always wanted to do. Years ago, I gave him a Mr. Beer brew kit as a Christmas present. This kit is really geared towards the novice beer brewer, which was fine when he was learning the process. But after a few rounds of brewing, he quickly got bored with it, because it didn't leave room for a lot of experimentation. He wanted to step it up a notch, and to grow his own hops and mix in his own natural homegrown ingredients to make some interesting brews.
Next week is the hub's birthday so I decided to buy him a new brew kit to allow him to experiment with different home brew recipes, before he jumps into growing his own. There is a local company called Brooklyn Brew Shop that sells brew kits as well as different beer mix ingredients. I bought the kit that has the beer mix of Chocolate Maple Porter for his birthday. Yum, doesn't that sound just ah-mazing? Plus, I'm pretty excited that we can support a local business.
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