2018 is finally here and that means that many of us are taking on new resolutions for the year. For some of us, it’s eating healthier and trying to exercise just a little bit more often. For others, it’s finally getting around to all of the home renovation projects we’ve had in the back of our minds for several months. Some of us just want to take up a hobby that puts a smile on our faces.
Regardless of which camp you find yourself in, the team at U.S. Beer Crates is here to make beer storage just a little bit easier. You see, we believe that no matter what your resolution for the year is, taking up home brewing is a relaxing and enjoyable hobby that allows you to be creative and enjoy the benefits of your hard work. The added benefit is that your hard work is actually pretty enjoyable.
And hey, everybody out there should enjoy a good beer from time to time, don’t you think?
Why Take Up Home Brewing?
It Deepens Your Appreciation Of Beer
What has your beer journey looked like? Perhaps you started out on a classic like Coors Banquet. Over time, breweries started popping up in your area and you started to expand your palate. Maybe you visited a friend in Colorado and you were introduced to a seemingly endless supply of microbreweries.
Whatever your own experience has been, there comes a time when you start to appreciate the subtleties of different beers. A nitro stout is a beautiful thing, you discover. You develop a love for IPAs--the hoppier, the better. It only makes sense, then, that brewing your own beer allows you to deepen your appreciation and get better insight into the craft.
You Get To Flex Your Creative Muscles
Perhaps a vanilla, raisin, and cinnamon porter is something you’ve always wanted to try. Maybe you think a bacon lager sounds absolutely perfect. Regardless of whether the ideas we mentioned sound preposterous or inspiring, there will inevitably come a time in your beer drinking experience where you’ll want to try your hand at brewing your own beer.
Sure, you’ll probably start with a simple recipe that’s hard to screw up, but the deeper you get into it, the more you can get really creative. Who knows? You might just stumble onto the perfect combination of ingredients that leads to world peace.
Either way, you’ll have fun trying new things, experimenting, and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. No matter what, it’s sure to be a blast. Speaking of which...
Brewing Your Own Beer Is Just Plain Fun
At the end of the day, the best reason to take up any hobby is because you think you’ll have fun with it. The truth is that brewing your own beer at home is an absolute blast! In many instances, it’s cheaper than buying fancy beer at the liquor store, it’s not too hard to master, and the results are often incredible. There’s just something about kicking back with a beer you made yourself that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Getting the hang of the craft is fun because you’re learning about something you’re passionate about. Cracking open your first brew is a milestone. Experimenting with flavor profiles and ingredients makes you into a mad scientist of joy. It’s as simple as that. Regardless of your reason for getting into it, we truly believe that once you get started, you’ll never look back.
Homebrew Storage Made Easy
There is often one problem that homebrewers run into, however. It can be summed up pretty easily in a few words--beer storage. Friends, don’t make the mistakes that we made. At the beginning, we’d simply store our bottles in cardboard soda flats. This, of course, inevitably led to us having a bit of a soggy mess on our hands.
That’s what first got the crew at US Beer Crates together and thinking that maybe there was a better solution. Our beer bottle storage crates take a lot of the hassle out of brewing your own beer. Our 24 bottle beer crates are made out of sturdy, durable plastic and are designed to stand the test of time while you’re becoming a master brewer.
Whether you’re transporting your newest batch of brown ale to a get together at your buddy’s house or simply storing your brews away for later enjoyment, we think you’ll find that homebrew storage and transportation has never been easier! Take a look at our plastic beer crate and see for yourself, then go ahead and place your order, knowing that you’re one step closer to your home brewing dreams. 2018 is your year, friend, and you deserve to get a kick out of making your own beer. Give it a try and be sure to let us know how it turns out!