I am a beer fan. What can I say? It is a weakness. I think it tastes good and it is fun to drink. Beer can get expensive. A cost effective, fun way to drink beer is to cook it up yourself. I made a batch with a couple of friends last week for $20 each. That $20 will give us each a portion of 5 gallons of beer. Half of the $20 went to buying beer bottles (that came full, wink wink).