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.

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge craft beer fan and homebrewing geek. I shared these obsessions on my beer blog, BillyBrew.com (now merged with this site), where I often featured homebrewing video tips. The readers found these videos so helpful that I decided to start The Homebrew Academy. These simple tips evolved into online, video-based courses that take 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.

Billy’s “Beerchievements”:

  • Recurring homebrewing expert on the PBS television show Colorado Brews
  • BJCP Certified Beer Judge
  • Co-author of the popular book Craft Beer for the Homebrewer
  • Multiple awards in homebrewing competitions