As a long-time homebrewer, I would like to invite everyone to learn about this traditional craft. Jess, the owner of Alternative Beverage, a store for homebrewers and winemakers, has offered to teach a seminar in conjunction with the "Big Brew" event on May 3.
The "Big Brew" will consist of many homebrewers brewing batches on site, outdoors, near the banks of the Catawba River in Belmont. As part of the event, some folks will be camping for the weekend. Details will follow regarding food arrangements.
The seminar will consist of a demonstration of the initial brewing process, where malt and water, hops and yeast are combined to make wort, which then ferments into the wonderful stuff known as beer. The process takes about 2 hours, during which there will be plenty of time to ask questions and sample the finished product.
Instruction will begin at 11:00 on Saturday, May 3. Feel free to come earlier or stay later to meet the other brewers. For the store location and directions, visit www.ebrew.com
Please respond to this discussion if you have any questions, and to let me know if you are interested in attending. Cheers!