The Thought

On January 24th, 2010 a small group of home brewers will be brewing the same beer from all over the country, from east to west coast.  Some of you may be thinking who are these crazy home brewers and what are they doing?  Well the answer to that question is fairly simple. We are beer bloggers and beer lovers from all over the country, period. We love beer, we love to taste beer, we love to brew beer, we love to bathe in errrr…. never mind. Anyway you get the point.

The idea for cross country collaboration was actually sparked by not just a love of home brewing but a love of craft beer and the industry. All year we have been drinking and discussing these great professional collaboration beers and now it’s time for the home brewers to take the reigns.  The goal will be for the 10 home brewers involved to agree on one base recipe which will be based on an imperial porter style. We will all be using the same ingredients and then taking it one step further. Each home brewer will add their own personal or regional twist.  After the process is all over we will then be mailing one another bottles of each for a live comparative tasting across the country. So stay here, get to know us and follow our progress throughout this collaborative effort.



The map below reflects states with participating home brewers

  1. 01/27/2010 at 8:07 am

    so, did it happen on the 24th as planned? i haven’t been able to keep up much on twitworld to see, so forgive me if i just totally missed everything happening. im very interested in this project and would love to hop on if room prevents itself down the road.

    • 01/27/2010 at 11:55 am

      Cheers!….The majority did brew on the 24th although there are 2 brewing this weekend. I am going to keep it going although #2 is full up I am planning #3 in June/July and it is fairly open right now

    • smh0768
      02/03/2010 at 8:49 am

      and by ‘prevents’ i hope it’s obvious i meant ‘presents’…

      • 02/03/2010 at 8:52 am

        HA!….yeah i gotcha 😉

  2. 01/17/2010 at 7:19 pm

    This is a pretty neat and fun idea.

    I really wish I could taste one of each and I really do hope you guys put it live over the web. Thinking of using Ustream or something? Please make sure to hype it up so I see it on twitter and don’t miss the day you guys drink up. I’d love to participate, but I don’t think my brewing knowledge is quite sharp enough for something like this just yet!


    Mike’s Brew Review

    • 01/17/2010 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by man! it has definitely been a fun experience so far and now we need only to brew it next weekend. We will be sure to get the word out when the tasting happens in month or so. If you are interested in getting involved just shoot me ur email in a DM on Twitter @thebrewdude. I think I may have 1 slot left on xBrew 2 in march and if not i wanna plan #3 for June/July. Don’t worry about the experience….I don’t know one person who does not have something to learn and all are always welcome! Let me know!


  3. 12/29/2009 at 8:24 am

    I’d like to participate in your experiment! Please let me know if I can try this along with you.

    • 01/13/2010 at 2:23 pm

      yeah i still have maybe 1 or 2 slots open for the xBrew in March if u wanna get in on it just lemme know. Send me a DM with your email on twitter @thebrewdude , cheers!

  1. 12/11/2009 at 2:11 am

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