brewingHome Brewing has become one of the hottest trends.  It is inexpensive and with some practice you can be making your own craft beer that rivals the best breweries.  On top of the satisfaction of making our own beer, your final product is roughly one third the cost you would pay for a case of high quality beer.  Here is a good article to get you familar with the home brewing process.  Next you will need a brewing kit that you can get online for typically between $80 – $120.  Here are some of our favorites:

1) Maltose Express Deluxe Beer Making Kit.  For $120 it includes

  • 7.8 gallon plastic fermenter
  • 5 gallon glass carboy
  • Universal stopper & airlock,
  • Bottle capper & 144 bottle caps
  • Bottle brush, 1lb of C Brite sanitizer,
  • Plastic rack cane, flexible tubing and spring loaded bottle filler,
  • Floating thermometer,  Hydrometer,
  • Instructional book (“Brewing Quality Beers” by Byron Byrch), and a clone recipe book (“Beer Captured” by Tess and Mark Szamatulski).

2) Coopers DIY Beer Kit. $117.95 on Amazon and has Prime shipping

  • Fermenting Vessel, Tap & Filling Valve
  • Durable Hydrometer & Measuring Flask
  • Instructional DVD ROM
  • Brewers Log
  • Erasable Marker,Mixing Spoon
  • 30 x 740ml PET Bottles & Caps
  •  Adhesive Thermometer
  • Lager DIY Brew
  • Brew Enhancer 1, Carbonation Drops

GDNF is headquartered in San Diego and fortunately we have some of the best craft breweries in the US.  Here are our favorites:brewery

  1. Stone Brewery298 Google reviews
  2. Ballast Point36 Google reviews
  3. AleSmith Brewing Company – 24 Google reviews
  4. Karl Strauss Brewing Company – 128 Google reviews
  5. Coronado Brewing Company153 Google reviews
  6. Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing20 Google reviews
  7. Manzanita Brewing Company11 Google reviews
  8. BJ’s157 Google reviews
  9. Rock Bottom66 Google reviews
  10. Gordon Biersch240 Google reviews
  11. Mission Brewery13 Google reviews