Thursday, September 14, 2006
Style File: Brewmaster
Forget less filling, tastes great. If you love the suds, there's only one place in South Florida where they serve beer exactly how you like it. In tonight's Style File, this brew's for you because it's made by you.
WSVN -- There's a neighborhood haunt in Davie, where "everybody knows your name."
It's not a pub, but lots of fun is on tap at Brewmasters.
Randy Fleischer: "It's a never ending tap, and it's a beautiful thing."
The shop is the only spot in South Florida where you can actually brew your own gourmet beer.
Gerry Marshal: "You make the beer you want to make, and we guide you through that process. Taste-wise I can pretty much match up anything that's on the market."
Owner Gerry Marshall is the master brewer.
Gerry Marshal: "We're going to cook at this level for three minutes"
He's got more than 160 recipes and all the ingredients and vats needed to concoct your favorite libation.
Jason Edwards: "I like a good oatmeal stout or a California steam beer, that's usually what I make."
Jerad Linnenman: "Today I am making a Belgium whit."
Grains. Hops. Malts.
Once you gather all the ingredients you just follow the instructions.
Jerad Linnenman: "Once it's all together, you start cooking, follow the directions. It's very self-explanatory."
A batch of brew takes about three hours to make, but, hey, that's time to spend with your beer buddies -- old and new.
Marcia Militello: "It gives us something in common, something fun to do."
Eighteen days later, after it's fermented, you bottle your beer, make your own label and take it home.
Can we say, "keg party?"
Jason: "I'm definitely popular among my friends. It's kind of cool. You can have beer tastings at your home."
You can also brew your own wine, soda and even root beer for the kids.
Kid: "Tastes like beer."
Whatever it is, don't forget to says "cheers" to a brew made by you.
Gerry Marshal: "Belkys, this brew is for you."
Between the brewing, bottles and custom labels, the whole process will cost you about $200.
But you get about 72 22 ounce bottles. So that's almost better than dollar beer night.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
8320 W. State Road 84
Davie, FL 33324