Hear from the man who literally wrote the book on homebrewing on a very special episode of Fuhmentaboudit. Charlie Papazian is the author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, the founder of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and the Association of Brewers and the current president of the Brewers Association. The creator of the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, he is the founding publisher of the magazines Zymurgy (for homebrewers) and The New Brewer (for professional craftbrewers). Tune in as he tells his story and paints a picture of the world before home brewing and craft beers became popular. This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.

 

“It’s not just about the beer but the people you meet and the things you do in your life.” [02:00]

“We were depicted as these crazy hippies in Boulder who wanted to start an organization for home brewers.” [09:00]

“Home brewing is a hobby, beer is fun and you should enjoy it.” [17:00]

“There’s a whole renaissance of people wanting to understand the food and beverage they are enjoying. Beer is so much more accessible than it was 40 years ago.” [29:00]

–Charlie Papazian on Fuhmentaboudit