Homebrewing for special occasions is more common than I thought. I realized this as I started doing research (which should be a four letter word) for this week’s Today Show article, which is all about guys who homebrewed for their own weddings (you can find it here).
I stayed on the topic of brewing for nuptials for Today, interviewing B&WB regulars John King and Evan Burck, but I ran across folks brewing for all sorts of special occasions. People have brewed for other people’s’ weddings, for graduation parties, for birthdays, for themed parties, etc. You name it, someone has brewed for it.
I started to imagine what it’d be like if I had to brew for a special occasion. First off, I should say that this is mostly fantasy, as I’m an inexperienced brewer and my stuff doesn’t turn out very well. But still, there’s something very romantic about the idea of brewing up a special batch of beer (or beers) for an important gathering.
Maybe I’d see it as a challenge to brew a beer that would satisfy a picky audience, or maybe it’d be a chance to show others what a homebrewer can do, getting them interested in the hobby. Whatever it is, I bet it’d be exciting and stressful at the same time.
That got me to thinking about you guys and girls, wondering what your most high-pressure brews have been. A special event? A homebrew competition? A prison release party? Hopefully not your own, as pruno isn’t widely appreciated outside of captivity.
Anyway, let us know below what’s been your most important brew up to this point and how it turned out!