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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 01:46:47 PM »
Absolutely!
Homebrew is, without any doubt, the craftiest of craft beers.

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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 02:37:09 PM »
I've never been wild about the phrase "craft beer". (Though that didn't stop me from using it about seven hundred times in a 27-page business plan.)

It just seems to me that all beer is "crafted". Why not just drop the pretense and call it "good beer"? "Artisanal beer" has a nice ring to it too.

But to answer the question, hell yes. ;)
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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 02:43:04 PM »
I've never been wild about the phrase "craft beer". (Though that didn't stop me from using it about seven hundred times in a 27-page business plan.)

It just seems to me that all beer is "crafted". Why not just drop the pretense and call it "good beer"? "Artisanal beer" has a nice ring to it too.

But to answer the question, hell yes. ;)


I agree completely. Brewing consistent, mass produced beer is every bit as much of a craft as brewing 5 gallons.

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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 02:49:56 PM »
I agree.  If my neighbor "crafts" jewelry and lawn ornaments then I "craft" beer.  Same concepts just a different medium.

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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 04:58:03 PM »
Homebrew… the craftiest of craft beers

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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 05:33:33 PM »
Yes and YES.
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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 06:04:05 PM »
Yes. We make unique creations.
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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 06:31:50 PM »
What came first, the brewer or the brewery?

The brewer came first, and the brewer is responsible for creating beer.
It's reasonable to say that the first brewer brewed in his home.
Therefore homebrew is the earliest and most authentic form of "craft beer".

So the aswer is "most certainly" YES!
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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 06:39:36 PM »
The drinker came first when he/she realized this stuff could be consumed. Probably a result of a dare or starvation. Then came the brewer!

Oh come on. I know you guys want to say it's a consumable art form... ;)
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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 06:42:00 AM »
I've never been wild about the phrase "craft beer". (Though that didn't stop me from using it about seven hundred times in a 27-page business plan.)

It just seems to me that all beer is "crafted". Why not just drop the pretense and call it "good beer"? "Artisanal beer" has a nice ring to it too.

But to answer the question, hell yes. ;)


I agree completely. Brewing consistent, mass produced beer is every bit as much of a craft as brewing 5 gallons.
Also agree.  It takes a lot of skill to brew the same exact beer OVER AND OVER regardless of it being light lager or whatever other color or hopped up beer it is.  I like Sean's suggestion of Artisanal beer better, or why couldn't we stick with Microbrewed beer?  Craft beer sounds too pretentious, like it's trying too hard to say it's absolutely superior, when in fact there is just as much bad microbrewed beer as there is good.
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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 06:45:14 AM »
I've never been wild about the phrase "craft beer". (Though that didn't stop me from using it about seven hundred times in a 27-page business plan.)

It just seems to me that all beer is "crafted". Why not just drop the pretense and call it "good beer"? "Artisanal beer" has a nice ring to it too.

But to answer the question, hell yes. ;)


I agree completely. Brewing consistent, mass produced beer is every bit as much of a craft as brewing 5 gallons.
Also agree.  It takes a lot of skill to brew the same exact beer OVER AND OVER regardless of it being light lager or whatever other color or hopped up beer it is.  I like Sean's suggestion of Artisanal beer better, or why couldn't we stick with Microbrewed beer?  Craft beer sounds too pretentious, like it's trying too hard to say it's absolutely superior, when in fact there is just as much bad microbrewed beer as there is good.


I like the term microbrew beer much better than craft beer. Someone might start to think it's made right along side the Mac and Cheese. :D


Hmm, Mac and Cheese Ale???  Sounds like a project.

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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 06:28:26 AM »
Semantics can become troublesome -- According to CP, I guess when I brew most of my beers, I am a craft brewer, but when I make a premium lager, I no longer am a craft brewer, because of the style?
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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 08:05:34 AM »
Semantics can become troublesome -- According to CP, I guess when I brew most of my beers, I am a craft brewer, but when I make a premium lager, I no longer am a craft brewer, because of the style?
My CAP uses 6-row and corn, just like the ones Jeff Renner wrote about.  Some Cluster to bitter  and Saaz to finish.  Most of those ingredients are looked down upon by some.  It is tasty on a warm summer day, and one would not confuse it with a macro, even though it is similar.

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Re: Is homebrew craft beer?
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 08:53:18 AM »
The drinker came first when he/she realized this stuff could be consumed. Probably a result of a dare or starvation. Then came the brewer!

Oh come on. I know you guys want to say it's a consumable art form... ;)
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