We do too!! The craft beer phenomenon has literally swept the country. What you may not know is that the craft beer renaissance started primarily because home brewers were passionate about their beer. After prohibition, the number of breweries shrunk to as few as 50 in the entire United States. Many beer lovers who had a passion for beer wanted a variety of beers that offered more in the way of flavor than the larger commercial breweries were producing, and so they turned to making beer at home. By the 1970’s, some of the more entrepreneurial home brewers were convinced that their beer was better than anything you could buy, so they opened up small breweries in order to sell their beer – and thus the “micro” brewery concept was born.
Today the term “micro brewery” has evolved into “craft brewery” to reflect the personal, individual nature of the products they produce. The acceptance of craft beer has exploded – by the end of 2015, there were over 4,100 craft breweries in the United States! These small businesses have stimulated a renewed interest in beer, resulting in many people finding new favorites among style they never even new existed.
MAKING BEER IS NOT THAT HARD!
One of the first things you will see upon entering our beer brewery is a lack of the expensive, large beer production equipment. Our goal at Seven Jars Brewery is not to mass produce huge quantities of beer! We intentionally have kept our beer operation on a very small scale because we wanted to make the experience for our guests unique and very personal. We offer hands-on classes on how to make beer in small quantities, just like you would do at home. These classes teach you everything you need to know in order to make great beer yourself – AND we offer the raw ingredients, equipment and advice on how to do-it-yourself. During the class you will get to taste different styles of craft beer so you can use your new-found knowledge to get a better understanding of what YOU like. Finally, for those who don’t really want to get into making beer but love it anyway, we offer the actual beer types that you make in our classes in growlers that you can take home and enjoy!
Call us today and let’s talk about how we can help you enjoy beer in whatever way is right for you! And bring a friend, even if they don’t like beer… we also offer similar classes in making wine. In the very near future, we’ll be adding distillery tours at our Seven Jars Distillery, located right next door to the Seven Jars Brewery and Seven Jars Winery!!