Enroll in a Brew Crew
The booming U.S. craft beer industry (up 15 % in sales this year and 12 % this year) can trace its spate of stardom to enterprising do-it-yourselfers. The American Homebrewers Association estimations that a minimum of 90 % from the country’s professional beer makers started by mastering their abilities within their houses. It’s a loyal pastime, in the end: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson left out recipes. You will find, brewing beer at home is authorized, as lengthy while you don’t sell your suds. Publish-Prohibition, President Jimmy Carter managed to get legal in 1978 around the federal level, departing states the ultimate say. Georgia legislature finally caved to enthusiasts’ lobbying in 1993.
Stores like Wine Craft of Atlanta (220 Sand Springs Circle, Suite 109, Sandy Springs, winecraftatl.com) and Ale Yeah! stock beer-making supplies that vary from $33 to $55 for components kits and $47 to $142 for beer equipment kits, in addition to specific component mixes to make tripels, lagers, and pale ales. Searching for beer buddies? These active groups gather novices and veterans who exchange tips, enter competitions, and, naturally, be part of the foamy rewards of brewing beer at home.
Brewmasters of Alpharetta
Seventy-five-member group that usually meets the second Friday of each month at the Taco Stand on the Old Alabama Road Connector. brewmastersofalpharetta.blogspot.com
The oldest home-brewing club in Atlanta (which started meeting before 1993, hence the name) convenes the third Tuesday of every month at places like Twain’s in Decatur. twitter.com/covert_hops_atl
Bob Sandage, who now operates the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, started
this group in 2005. It meets the last Tuesday of every month, usually in the
Little Five Points area. finalgravitybrewing.com
South Atlanta Homebrewers
Based in Fayetteville, the group gathers one Saturday evening each month; a recent outing included a tour of Westside’s 5 Seasons Brewing. sabrewers.net