So I’ve always been a bit curious on what the rest of the homebrew community drinks. Do you drink only what you brew, or do you find your fridge often stocked with a 6er of whatever commercial brew suits your fancy.
If you go for mostly or 100% homebrew (does “homebrew purist” sound good?), what are your reasons? Do you have the ultimate set up with a bar/taps and several batches so your palate doesn’t get bored, or is it mainly due to the fact that if you bought beer on top of the 5 or 10 gallons you brew, your liver would cease to function?
If you go for commercial as well do you go for something economical to fill a need, a staple from a favorite brewery, or something truly impressive that breaks the bank a bit?
For me, my passion for brewing comes from my goal to always acquire new knowledge in my attempt to brew the best beer I can brew. However, I wouldn’t be into homebrewing today if I didn’t have some amazing craft beers out there to inspire me, and I’ll always grab something off the shelf if its new or enticing. It’s all a learning process for me… a delicious learning process.
What say you?