Thanks for sharing that story. It got me thinking that, out of all the things I've done with my Dad over the years, I've never brewed a batch of beer with him. It's a shame that I've never actually thought about taking the time to teach him about what goes on behind the scenes with the beers that I create.
Over the years he's always been super patient in teaching my brother and I all the DIY skills he has, hoping that someday it will pay off and we would be better people for it. It was great spending all that time with him, but the more I think about it, I'm starting to realize the fact I brew some pretty cool beers is likely a result of his lessons on work ethic, attention to detail, and careful planning.
I think it is time that I say thanks by flying him into town for the weekend so he can go through a brew day with me. I think it would be a lot of fun to go through the whole process of recipe formulation, supplies gathering at the local homebrew store, and then the actual brew day activities with him.
Thanks for posting this article and getting my head moving in this direction. Should be an awesome time!