Craft Dream: Brewing the First Beer
This is the final installment of a three-part series on homebrewer Michael Bryant’s effort to open a microbrewery in Dunedin, Fla.
Written by Richard Curtin
Issue: September 1996
“A barrel full of certainties won’t roll very far.” – Gerd de Ley From the beginning, I was certain that we would make barrel-aged beers at Heretic. We are close to Napa so it is easy to obtain used wine barrels and I really like the interesting character that develops from aging beer in a barrel.
In the grand scheme of things, I really haven’t been a beer geek for very long, but I remember back when I first got geeky about beer, the places people dreamed of going to visit on beer holidays were exclusively in Europe.