Bickerton Brewing

Bickerton Brewing

William Bickerton

(brewing since: 2012)

Early on in my marriage, my wife "encouraged" me to start homebrewing by gifting me a homebrewing book and a subscription to Brew Your Own (BYO) magazine. I didn’t get started for several years because I was afraid to take the leap. I heard some horror stories from acquaintances and assumed that I could not make quality beer. On March 24, 2012, I saw an offer on Groupon and bought Midwest Brewing Supply's Autumn Amber Ale. Although I already had a kegerator and always kept it full with delicious craft beer, it became more challenging and expensive to get the newest craft beer releases. To make a long story shorter, I decided that it was time to get some equipment and brew up that Autumn Amber Ale kit. On May 26, 2012, I brewed that beer, my first. To my surprise (remember—I was skeptical), it was delicious and flavorful. Since then, I have made many more batches. Most of them have been even better than my first; some of them—just a few—have been terrible. Like the saying goes: “You have to crack a few eggs if you want to make an omelette.” Or maybe it should go: “You need to crack a few grains if you want a tasty beer.”

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Norwegian Noir