Tomato Stew.

I have the best familee in the world. My cousin was gracious enough to suggest going to Hopsters! The story behind this husband-and-wife run store is to essentially get you to brew your own beer. The concept is awesome but we were a little disappointed with the fact that they didn't have a license to serve while we were brewing. The irony. 

After looking at a binder full of options for custom brew, we ended up choosing a sun-dried tomato based ale. 

Our craft guide started us off by making (willingly) us measure all the ingredients to add to the wort.

Wort /ˈwɜrt/ is the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer or whisky. Wort contains the sugars that will be fermented by the brewing yeast to produce alcohol.

here's everything in fast-forward 

Only criticism we had from the brewing process was it wasn't as interactive as we would have liked. A few times our guide just went ahead and did some crucial steps "for us". Which kind of defeats the purpose of brewing your own beer. Nonetheless we had a fabulous time. Truly a birthday experience to remember.

now for the goods!

My cousin Sandra, is one of the most artistic humans I know to walk the earth. Growing up I wanted to be her. She always had the coolest clothes, the best taste in music/art, you name it she been had been known about it. All of this holds truth still, obviously. She's also one of the most considerate people I know as well; always thinking ahead of others. She's sweet as can be, and I've never been prouder to say I'm related to her. When I grow up I wanna be just like Sandra.

artistry at its best

to twenty-two more with the best familee a girl could ask for, now if you'll excuse me I'll be getting buzzed off tomato beer. give a shout if you want a bottle!

keep it raw.