I turn 47 in ~ 3 weeks and would also like to trim down a bit. I've always lifted weights regularly, a habit developed from playing football in high school. But we all know the gut gets tougher to keep off the older you get. So I've gotta cut back at the table, plain and simple.
As for brewing, we're close to getting a new kitchen fridge which means I can move the existing one to the garage to replace my burned out lagering fridge. So I want to get back to making lagers - I miss having BoPils,Helles, and Dort around, to name a few.