I think that is what I need for the homebrewed beer experience. I just don't have a bar maid. My wife doesn't even bring me beer! This photo was released as a public domain image and I thought it would be a nice touch for my new blog.
I'm going to focus on making a German Oktoberfest, a German dark lager and a copy of Paulaner's Wesn beer served at the Oktoberfest festival. These are styles of beer that aren't as common or unavailable in this area.. I thought that Fred Scheer, a former brewmaster of Frankenmuth's Brewery, had a great version of the former 2 beers. His beers are not available anymore. So, I am trying to copy or reverse engineer these styles.
Currently, I have 1 batch of Hefeweizen from a kit conditioning in bottles at room temp. I also have another conditioning in the refrigerator in Grolsch bottles. The one in the fridge is my 2nd batch of beer with my first attempt to make an Oktoberfest. I've learned some things along the way to improve the recipes. I've made errors that I've learned from also. I can pass these things onto you if you care about making beer at home.