Amelia Loftus eco home brewer

Eco-Brewing Writer & Designer

• Home brewing as an integral part of a self sufficient sustainable lifestyle •

Brewing beer in my back yard

My Brewing Life

I started home brewing back in 1994 and have been afflicted with the home brewing bug ever since. My enthusiasm led to starting up a cooperatively run brewing business with a group of friends in 1997. This business is still thriving today as the nations only certified organic home brew supplier. The storefront is on River Street near downtown Santa Cruz California.

I left the business in 2011 to be able to spend more time pursuing other interests, but I have not left my passion for brewing behind! In fact, I am nearing the completion of my first book, which happens to be about sustainable, organic brewing. The book should be on the market in the spring of 2014 if all goes well.

This picture is of me a few summers ago brewing a batch of beer in my back yard. When I brew the cares of the world drop away because I enjoy the process so much—not to mention all the beer tasting I do on brew day!

Beer Brewing Resources

champagne beer bottleHome Brew Recipes: Here is where I post my latest homebrew recipes.

champagne beer bottleQuick Brew Tutorial: A simple slidshow tutorial of the home brewing process.

champagne beer bottleCider Making 101 A summary of the cider making process!