Hooked on Brewing


Lacing from my Golden Promise Pale Ale

Desert Blond Ale


"A Fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure."
-Czech Proverb

 In my opinion, part of the allure of home brewing is creating. If it was only about the beer, I would just buy it. For example, if you were to talk to 100 home brewers, there's a good chance that none of them would be doing it exactly the same way. Equipment, techniques, volumes, temperatures, ingredients, philosophies, etc. That leaves a lot of room for personalization, experimentation, and fun!

11/29/16: I added to the HOB Blog page - pictures and text of my latest brew day. *Note: all the new text will be in red

Random beer trivia: Your spent hop waste is like poison for dogs! Please be careful not to dump your trub anywhere your beloved canine can get at it!!

*NEW: If you soak your carboys or kegs in PBW overnight like I do, I would NOT dump it on your lawn ... if the concentration of PBW  is high enough, it will kill your grass.

What's on tap


Blackberry IPA 4.0

I am not a master brewer - just an avid hobbyist who is addicted to the home brew process, equipment, and of course the end result.

I am very fortunate to know two people who own local craft breweries, and another who owns the local home brew supply shop. Their knowledge has been extremely helpful, and I am looking forward to continuing my learning process ...

Golden Promise Pale Ale

11/25/16:  The Blackberry IPA is flowing!

And, for the holiday season I will be brewing a clone of Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale. This is not your typical winter beer as it is not spiced. It's more of a straight up IPA, but with a beautiful red tint to it. Pretty simple ingredients, too. Anyway, this will be my first attempt at this clone so wish me luck.

Merry Christmas


*New Site  2016, WELCOME!


Nearing the end of a brew day ...