My friend Dana came to me for advice about what to get her boyfriend Martin for Valentine's Day. These two are the kind of adorable couple that seems to have been going out forever and she wanted to get him something special this year that he hadn't received on past occasions.
Having spent a good amount of time with both of them, I knew that Martin was a craft-brewing buff. He is the one everyone in my group of friends goes to when we're in need of a beer recommendation, since it seems that he's tried them all. It didn't take me long to realize that he would love a make-your-own beer kit like the one from Mr. Beer as a Valentine's present.
Dana and I spoke on the phone just after Valentine's Day, and she thanked me for the great suggestion, saying that Martin was thrilled with the great present, and couldn't wait to get started with making his very own beer.
I met Martin for drinks after work yesterday and he excitedly told me about his microbrewery experiment. It seems that he started the beer-making process right away then should be ready for drinking in just about a week.
He's planning to have most of us over to celebrate his new hobby and drink his personal brand of beer next weekend, and I can't wait. I had so much fun making my own beer, and I bet Martin is loving it even more.
I can't wait to try the brew he makes, and I'm so excited for the party. It's so nice that my group of friends has decided to become involved in something as fun as microbrewery, and I hope we keep it up!