So, I’ve always considered myself a nerd. I’ve had various hobbies through the years and my current hobby is brewing (along with several other’s but my wife will tell you brewing is currently number 1 ) I grew up watching Star Trek Next Generation with my family every Saturday night and my wife and I currently religiously watch Big Bang Theory so I’m very familiar with who Wil Wheaton is. All this being said, a while back, NB started selling kits designed by Wil Wheaton. Being a lifelong nerd and fan, they immediately went on my radar for kits I wanted to try.
I brewed up Wootstout this past March after getting to try the real thing on tap in NC this past summer at a local brewshop planning it to be my Christmas beer for this year. I also at the same time went full on Wheaton and ordered the Vandal Eyes PA kit which I brewed a few weeks later. I had some fairly simple questions about Bourbon selection and timing issues for Wootstout so I thought, what the heck, let’s see if he actually answers. I found his email online and sent off a few questions. The dude wrote back with his advice within the hour! I was floored that he took the time out to answer a simple fan question about a kit he was involved with designing.
I just tapped the Vandal Eyes PA and I have to say I’m quite happy with the results. It’s a very nicely balanced IPA with a wonderful nose. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid IPA kit to try out.
Just wanted to post a simple hats off to Wil Freaking Wheaton for a great kit and for taking the time to get back to a fan.