Getting drunk on booze you brewed yourself is a pretty empowering experience. You, madam/sir, are a self-sufficient human being! You don’t need anyone but yourself to knock your brain cells into a stupor! And it turns out that now brewing your own beer is possible even if you have zero interest in hops or yeast or any of that weird nonsense.
For the past month people in town have been able to go to their local convenience store and pick up “the world’s easiest beer making kit,” Mister Beer’s Bottle Brew, a 2 litre plastic bottle of unfermented beer with a tiny vial of yeast and a second pressure cap. Open it, pour in the yeast, put on the pressure cap, leave it at room temperature, and in two weeks you have beer. Like, 2 litres of pretty damn good beer, considering the 8 bucks you paid for it. Plus you get that hard-won empowered feeling I mentioned earlier.
“We’ve had many requests to sell in Newfoundland and recently we were able to find a distributor,” Paul Timoteo, President of Mister Beer Inc., told us. “Mr. Beer has been well received in Newfoundland, and we are looking forward to increasing our presence there.”
We weren’t able to snag a complete list of where to find it at press time, but bottles have been spotted at a number of Marie’s Mini Mart convenience stores around town.
The Scope Microbrewry
We couldn’t call ourselves real journalists without actually trying Mister Beer. We brewed up a batch of Pilsner and a batch of Cerveza. Here’s how it went.
The results were good. Really, really good. Consensus at the staff tasting meeting was along the lines of “gimme some more!” Of the two we tried, the Cerveza was a little more popular than the Pilsner at first, but after everyone was a few samples in it was all popular.