Welcome to Hop Dad

July 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Why Hop Dad?

I wanted to make a journal about two things that energize me: home brewing and being a dad. It will be a place for me to put forth my ideas, techniques, and lessons learned; a place to be creative, to vent, and ask for help. It can also serve as a resource for others to draw upon.

When I learned I was about to become a parent the geek in me immediately jumped online to look for resources just for dads. I was sorely disappointed. Gender politics aside, there is a significant lack of resources for fathers. So this journal is my attempt to contribute to the pool of knowledge for dads everywhere.

As for the brewing, it just makes me happy and I want to share my hobby with others. Brewing is an act of creativity that forces me to be patient, consistent, and pay attention to details. Yet often I am forced to take a chance and just hope for the best. That’s like fatherhood, too.

Brewing beer can be a great stress reliever and every Dad needs a place where he can be at peace. This journal is an extention of that place. There are plenty of online resources for home brewers. I’m not looking to replace any of them. This is just one more diary in a sea of beer blogs and I’m happy to be a part of the online brewing community.

So, here we go. Relax, Dad, and have a pint. It’s time to put the kettle on!

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