About Discovering Beer

I’m Jonathan Carter. Web developer by day, homebrewer by night. After helping a buddy of mine brew an extract kit of raspberry wheat, I was hooked. I ordered my homebrew starter kit within a week and I’ve been brewing ever since. I’m an active guy and sometimes my profession of being a web developer drives me crazy. Homebrewing to me is like taking a mental vacation and it’s the hobby I’ve been looking for my entire life.

I live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with my wife, Meg, and my daughters, Clara and Autumn. We love it here. Meg is super supportive of my new homebrewing hobby; so supportive that she recently helped me build a keezer so we could have homebrew on draft. She was all for it after being introduced to all the different styles of craft beer (well, most of them). Honestly, it didn’t take much convincing. All she needed to hear was that we didn’t have to bottle our brews anymore, and she was all in.

If you asked me what my favorite style of beer was, I’d probably have to say IPA, but Porters closely follow. By the time I’m finished brewing one batch, I’m already thinking of the next one. I’m not much of a drinker; I just really enjoy a nice beer after a long day. A beer that I made myself from malt, to wort, through fermentation, to beer. I enjoy reading about brewing techniques and learning the history of each style of beer. I like trying new things and sharing my experiences here on my blog. I’m not claiming to be a professional brewer. This blog is a collection of my experiences down the path of discovering beer and I hope to meet a few new people along the way. Thanks for reading – please join the conversation!

What’s On Tap:

  • Raspberry Oat Wheat
  • Waldo Lake Amber (Denny Conn’s)
  • Meridian IPA

What’s Bubbling:

  • Imperial Stout (Narwhal Clone)
  • Tropic of IPA Batch 3

On the Brewcast

  • Nothing for a few weeks…

Beer I’ve Brewed

  • Meridian IPA
  • Waldo Lake Amber
  • Raspberry Oat Wheat
  • Hard Cinnamon Cider
  • Tropic of IPA 2
  • Centennial IPA
  • Tropic of IPA
  • Lawnmower Cream Ale
  • Blueberry Cream Stout
  • Oaked Porter
  • Chinook IPA
  • Lavender IPA
  • Tongue Splitter Pale
  • Dead Ringer IPA
  • Caribou Slobber
  • Raspberry Oat Wheat
  • Graf
  • Raspberry Wheat
  • Kiwi Express IPA
  • Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
  • Cream Ale
  • Caribou Slobber
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Raspberry Wheat