There is nothing more satisfying to put in your brand new beer growler than some of your freshly made homebrew. Here are three great reasons you should start your craft beer or real ale homebrewing adventure today.
1. It’s super easy to get going
Homebrewing still conjures up images of horrible bathtubs and gin that makes people blind when they drink it – or it creates a mental picture of copper tubes and pipes that would look more at home in a science lab than your garage.
But homebrewing has got far more accessible in recent years, and now that you already have one perfect container to put your fresh brew in (in the shape of your beer growler), there are fewer excuses than ever to give it a try.
You can pick up a decent homebrew kit from Amazon for less than US$100, like the Gold Homebrew Kit from Monster Brew (pictured).
This kit will make you around six gallons of beer with very little skill of technical expertise needed. A perfect starter spot for anyone with an interest in brewing their own beers.
2. Save a bucketload of money
In most states in the US, you’re legally allowed to brew up to 100 gallons of beer (and wine if that takes your fancy) per adult in your home as long as you don’t sell it.
There’s a maximum of 200 gallons, so don’t go over that.
To give you an idea of what this means, you could fill the massive Euro Growler glass 455 times before you legally had to stop.
If you shop around and get a good set with enough containers, you can make yourself a growler of beer for less than a dollar. Bottoms up!
3. You know exactly what’s going in
You’ve just spent good money on your beer growler, and you want it to store only the best beer made from the finest ingredients. Microbreweries will take as much pride in their product as you do, but the larger beer chains might be less inclined to care about your perfectly maintained cannonball shaped ceramic growler.
Making your own beer cuts all that out. You can be in charge of exactly what goes in and how much. No nitrates, no preservatives, just delicious beer.