The first homebrewer, Bradley Daniels, built his own backyard bar and an elaborate beer brew system that others dream of. Unfortunately, I was not able to join Brian for this photo shoot, but I am hoping to meet Bradley and tour his place someday soon. In the meantime, here are some photos from the shoot along with Brian’s impressions of his place and his beer:
Bradley was one of the first people to contact me about being part of the project and when I saw photos of his backyard bar/ brewery I was blown away. I anticipated seeing some impressive setups, but nothing like this.
I was only able to spend a few hours at Bradley’s, but in that short amount of time I learned more about beer than I have in my entire life. If I had a question Bradley had the answer and that led to everything from proper tasting techniques to beer glasses 101 to the history of brewing in Anaheim.
Bradley was not only able to provide me with ample information about anything I wanted to know, but the dude also makes some killer beer. I was lucky enough to try four of his brews and fifteen year old mead. My favorite of the day had to be his Oatmeal Stout, which easily rivals any stout I have had.
I want to extend a huge thank you to Bradley for being a part of this project and for being so welcoming and helpful. I hope you all enjoy the photos and keep checking back for more updates from the project.