Brew Your Own Beer
To all the real life Homer Simpsons out there who feel incomplete without a beer in their hand, how about taking your passion to the next level? If you’re tired of spending too much money on the same old beers it might be time to start brewing them yourself.
And before you say that you don’t want to spend money on home brewing equipment and ingredients before knowing how it all works, or that you don’t have enough room in your house for it, I am talking about “brew-on-premise” micro-breweries where you can use quality commercial brewing equipment and recipes that have already been tested.
The process is pretty much the same no matter where you go. Firstly, you choose what kind of beer you like then, using the recipe sheets provided, you measure the ingredients and add them to the kettle. Don’t worry, there is always a friendly staff member to help you out.
Brewing takes about an hour and then you transfer it to the fermenting container, where you add the yeast. The fermenting process takes at least two weeks so you need to book a date to return. The staff will then place the beer in a cold room to settle and mature before being filtered and put into carbonating kegs. On the day you return you will bottle your own beer and finally take it home.
For the love of beer! Don’t waste any more time and money and head over to one of these:
U-BREW IT (Multiple Locations Across Australia)
This micro-brewery can be found in 11 locations, in Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. Here, you can choose from their more than 150 recipes (styled after popular and commercial brews or their original ones) or create your own beer. You can also decide what kind of packaging you prefer: cans, kegs or bottles.
THE BEER FACTORY (New South Wales)
You will be spoilt for choice with more than 200 options of beers that you can brew in this Seven Hills microbrewery. Here you also have the opportunity to personalise your bottles with customised labels. The beers are divided into six categories, light, full strength mainstream, domestic premium, imported premium, brewers reserve and super range.
BREW BY U (Queensland)
Brew By U offer more than 160 different styles to brew, based on local and international beers. You can also choose if you want to bottle or keg your beers. This microbrewery can be found in seven locations throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, giving you plenty of opportunities to create that perfect brew.
TORTURED GUM (Australian Capital Territory)
Choose from over 100 popular and gourmet recipes from around Australia and across the globe when you brew at Tortured Gum in Hume. With absolutely no experience necessary, customers can visit the brewery and use their commercial grade equipment to make delectable, thirst-quenching brews. Their friendly staff will help you through the simple process and provide the natural, high quality ingredients for your recipe.
BREWERS DELIGHT (Western Australia)
Based in Mandurah, Brewers Delight is a specialist brewing boutique helping both beginner brewers and beer connoisseurs craft the perfect cold one. Using only pure and natural products, Brewers Delight pride themselves on creating mouth-watering tastes that are also better for your health! If you’re just passing through but want the opportunity to brew your own beer, they also offer home brew kits and equipment.
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