MIAMI TWP., Ohio (WDTN) — A new homebrewing business has opened near the Dayton Mall.
Joey Brumley, a partner at “Home Brew Your Own Beer”, or HBYOB, says the store carries beer, wine, cider and mead home kits.
“Just like cooking it’s just one of those things that once you get doing it, it gets exciting,” he said.
He’s hopeful to simplify the homebrewing business for the consumer.
“If you can make iced tea, you can brew beer,” he added, “Like cooking. But there’s people who are very passionate about it. It becomes a science. It becomes art.”
Brumley started his passion for the industry eight years ago.
“It started out as watching a Youtube Video of a guy brewing his own beer in a Mister Beer kit for Christmas, and the hobby has gone crazy from there.”
A curiosity that’s become a career.
Brumley tells 2NEWS there was pressure to open before the holiday season.
“There’s always pressure to feel successful. But so far in the short amount of time that we’ve been open, the people that have come have very much brought to life how big of a community this is,” he said.
The demand for microbreweries is on the rise. Brumley says many of those breweries started in a garage, using the same equipment available to common consumers.
HBYOB has been open for around two weeks, and Brumley says he enjoys seeing a need met in the region.
“I thought 80% of our business was going to be all beer. But I was pleasantly surprised to figure out that a lot of people want to do the mead and the ciders,” he explained.
The store will open for special Black Friday hours at 7 a.m.
“I’m expecting to definitely see a lot of people come in. Hopefully we can field some questions.”
Many have questions about the industry, but he says it’s not hard to turn a passion into art.
HBYOB is located at 123 N. Springboro Pike.