One thing I love the most about beer is that overall, it is pretty easy to make decent stuff at home with a very small investment and a little bit of time, effort and patience. This particular beauty I brewed on the day Canada beat Sweden for the Gold Medal in Olympic Hockey, it is a smoked wheat beer (hence the name “We Smoked the Swede’s”) and I got to enjoy it on my patio tonight while the sun was going down. As you can see, the carbonation resembles a german hefeweizen and the some good but not overpowering smokey flavour rounds it out nicely.
After reviewing lots of craft beers I can say that a lot of home brewed beers really do hold their own against the market. I brew small 2 gallon all grain batches, primarily recipes from Brooklyn Brew Shop which is a great starter if you want to make real beer, properly, but don’t want to spend $1000 on equipment. I have upgraded a few things since starting with these, but at a low cost and it doesn’t take up a lot of room. I certainly like it and will continue to make more beer throughout the year. This particular one was my 7th batch of beer so I am getting better and better each round.
5 thoughts on “A home brew on the patio”
The beer and the label both look great!
Thanks, my first endeavor into labeling my beer.
Love the name but not smoked beer. Good on you though for making an interesting brew.
Thanks, I like smoke in my beer, but not too much (like peat in Scotch Whiskey, I have a limit). I added chestnuts to the next batch and captured some of the lovely flavour that Whistler’s Chestnut Ale has, it worked wonders!
Oh that would be tasty!