Officially, you are not supposed to homebrew anything over about 1% alcohol.
Unofficially, that sometimes (ahem!) happens.
There are various ways you can gather materials and ingredients for homebrewing.
The Internet, some stores, from abroad, via friends and of course kitchen appliance and DIY stores.
A friend of mine wrote a good article on homebrewing in Japan and how to get started.
So, are you homebrewing?
I have about 9 beers on the go now. Most finishing soon.
I am about to brew a session pale ale soon. Maybe a dry stout also.
Comment away and tell us what you are brewing or ask questions.
Happy home brewing!