Welcome to BeerCraftr
I’m Joseph Lavoie, creator of BeerCraftr. If you want to make quality craft beer at home but don’t know where to start, I’m here to help.
BeerCraftr is a place where anyone who has ever thought of brewing beer but didn’t know where to start, could, well, start! If you were like me, I put off my interest in making beer for a long time because it sounded so damn intimidating. It would require a huge investment in equipment; I’d need a lot of space, and there was probably no chance in hell I’d ever make a good beer. I was wrong, on all fronts!
If you have a kitchen, a stock pot, and some basic equipment, you can get brewing this weekend. I wish I knew how easy it was, and that I could make good beer without sacrificing on ingredients or flavour.
My mission is to help you discover how easy it is to make amazing beer.
Brew Your First Beer
If this is your first time at BeerCraftr, I recommend you get started with my free online course, The Ultimate Introduction to Making All-Natural Beer at Home. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making craft beer at home, but don’t know where to start, this course is for you. I’ll give you a step-by-step guide to getting started. You’ll learn:
- The basics of the brewing process
- The basic equipment you’ll need to get started
- A detailed walk-through of each brewing step
- A virtual ride-along as you brew your first batch of craft beer
You won’t find this course anywhere else. I created it because I believe in providing aspiring or curious brewers with a focused, nurturing introduction to brewing.
Let’s make some kick-ass beer together!
Don’t feel like taking an online course? No problem!
Who is Behind BeerCraftr?
Hi, I’m Joseph. I’m a 30-something Torontonian who spends his days running public affairs campaigns for Canada’s best private sector campaign team. I’m married to an amazing wife, and together, we have three beautiful kids. But for more than a decade, I’ve also been an obsessed home cook with a longing to start a brewery when I’m ready to try something new for a living. Seven years ago, I took one more step towards that dream by seeing if the art of brewing was a legitimate interest. It was. And as time goes on, brewing has become an even bigger obsession. I’ve been learning a lot along the way, and I want to build a community for aspiring home brewers with approachable, easy-going content that inspires everyone to start making their own amazing beer. That’s why I created BeerCraftr.
Is BeerCraftr for me?
BeerCraftr is for anyone who loves beer and wants to learn how to make amazing craft beer it in the comfort of their kitchen. If you’re a seasoned brewer, please join us in the comment threads and contribute to the discussion. For now—and for a while—BeerCraftr will be developing content for people who have never brewed before, or are just starting out. BeerCraftr is all about introducing people to the joy and art of making craft beer at home.