Welcome to Scott Pointon's Home Brewing Site

  Home of You Can Brew It! instructional programming and the Midnight Brewing Company (my home brewery)

                                                      Making Beer, Cider, and Mead at Home

If you are a fan of craft beer, hard cider, or mead and have always wondered about home brewing, this site is for you!  My name is Scott Pointon and though I am a librarian by day, my hobbies include woodworking, reading, travel, exploring gourmet food and drinks, and of course home brewing and enjoying craft beer! 
In 2010 my wife, who is also a librarian, asked me to put together an instructional program on home brewing beer and offer it at her library.  The program was a great success and it attracted many people to her library that may never have gone there otherwise - the very goal of library programs!  Since that time, I have developed more programs whose reputation have spread by word of mouth throughout the many libraries in Chicagoland, and I now offer my programs several times each month.  If you are interested in booking a program for your library / park district / senior center / or other venue you may contact me at [email protected]  You can also see a list of places where I have been and where I will soon be offering a You Can Brew It! program.   
To learn more about each program I offer, click on the relevant image below: