It's simple really, beer - like wine, coffee and whiskey - is an acquired taste. Some say, "why would I want to acquire a taste I don't like?" We gently take this person by the arm and say, "because friend, it can be so, so very good." While I'm the first to admit that I don't really go for the novelty chipotle-lavender-Belgian-wheat style beers, one could truly say that while the craft evolves, there is something for everyone. So why we may not change your mind, (or perhaps your mind does not need changing) we hope to have fun with this blog and share the story of beer making, beer enjoying, and perhaps the start of something new. Ex Novo - from scratch.