9.14.2010

O-beer-ly

Bill and Leslie welcomed us into their lovely home not only to feed us delicious food, but also to show us how to brew our own beer. The Oberlys know better than to turn down good food and beer!

About a month ago, we came by for Eric and Bill to actually mix the beer potion. Ok, that's not the technical term for it and in actuality it seemed like a very complex process, but I was baking cupcakes with Leslie while they were doing that part of the beer brewing, so I'm not 100% sure what went on then. But we came back tonight to bottle the beer that was made, and this time I got to be a part of the action.

It all started with this Ale Pail, with its ever-so-handsome design:

But make sure your children don't taint the beer!

Bill fills the bottles with beer (with Leslie in the background, fully supporting my blogging):

and Eric puts the caps on the bottles, as I pretend to be helpful:

And here are a few of the completed bottles of Oktoberfest beer that we bottled tonight. They got a couple of weeks until they're ready for drinking:

It was a very fun and unique experience. It's nice that Bill and Leslie totally know what they are doing; I can only imagine the mess that Eric and I would have made if we were to take this on ourselves. We got to sample some of the pumpkin beer that they previously made. It was delicious, and I'm not even a beer drinker!

Here's hoping we'll get to do this again soon! Thanks Bill and Leslie!