It's been a busy year, last night was batch #51 for me No, I don't drink THAT much, but I do share a lot. A wedding, a few big parties and 4 beer related events, plus my group of friends gets together regularly, at least twice a month to cook and have fun, guess who brings the beer Fortunately I have a couple of pro-brewer friends who get me base malts at cost and I re-pitch yeast like crazy so I only buy 5 - 6 packs a year.
For 2019 I don't expect to do quite as much but I have averaged 40 or so batches for the last three years. I focus a lot on simple easy drinking beers, I have a few solid IPA's, Pale Ales, etc. and Dark Milds are new favorite, but my focus for the last year or so has been on German styles, Helles, Fest, Dunkle, Pils and I will continue to brew and refine those. Just had my first glass of Ken's "Brauhaus" helles last night, mighty tasty! and it will be one of the first re-brews of 2019. I also have about 7 gallons of Wee Shroomy that I need to figure out what to do with. Due to a gross miscalculation on my part it ended up coming in at 11.2% so I think I will be bottling that and putting some back to see how it ages.
Cheers to you all and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019!