About The Homebrew Academy

“The addiction”

That’s what us homebrewers call it. The hobby is at an all-time high in popularity with over 1,000,000 people brewing their own beer in the United States.

Why is it addicting? Why is it so popular? Simple – because it’s so damn fun.

Seriously, what is cooler than making your own beer?

If you love beer and doing things with your hands, then you will love homebrewing.

The Homebrew Academy teaches people how to homebrew. Our mission is to make it as easy as possible to break into the hobby and have success. Once our members are brewing great beer (it doesn’t take long), they then dive deeper into The Academy to make their beer even better.

About Billy Broas

Picture of Billy Broas Teaching a Homebrewing Class

Me teaching a homebrewing class in Denver.


Hey there. I’m Billy from Denver, Colorado.

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge craft beer fan and homebrewing geek. I share these obsessions on my beer blog, BillyBrew.com, where I often feature homebrewing video tips. The readers found these videos so helpful that I decided to start The Homebrew Academy. These simple tips evolved into this online, video-based course that takes members step-by-step through the brewing process.

Nothing makes me happier than when a new homebrewer tastes their first batch of beer and tells me how good it is.

In case you thought this was a one-man operation, I’m proud to be joined by a fantastic group of brewing friends over on the Homebrew Academy Blog. We share tips, news, and sometimes (unfortunately) our blunders.

It’s a blast, and we’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Where to find me

If you have any questions at all for me or just want to talk beer, I’m always up for chatting. Here’s where you can find me: