It’s not often that one of your friends starts homebrewing beer. It’s even rarer when this special occasion surrounds his birthday celebration.
Zach, who is a great friend and co-founder of The Photowalk Alliance hosted a beer tasting event this past weekend to sample the first two brews he has tried. One of these brews was bottled and the second one was actually kegged! Zach tried a lighter style of beer for the bottles, which “aged/fermented” (I’m sure I’m using the incorrect terminology here) for a few weeks. The darker ale/stout that was in the keg was fermented for a much shorter period of time. Jules and I had just been a part of a surprise dinner with Zach, Elise, and several friends and family members before we headed back to the house to try the brews that Zach concocted.
While I was the self nominated, unofficial photographer of the evening, I did get to sample both styles of beer. I have to say that both brews were phenomenal. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought I was tasting something that was from a microbrew brewing company. Jules and I also got to meet a few of Zach and Elise’s friends while we hung around and chatted.
It was very cool to be a part of an experience like this. I can honestly say that Zach has quite a knack for brewing beer, and if he decides to go pro, I wouldn’t be surprised. (You also heard it here first) If you get a chance to meet Zach in person, ask him about his homebrews. You might be lucky enough to try one!