You went to England for the sessionable, malty ales, Belgium for the abbey beers and the sours, and Germany for the exquisite lagers, hefeweizen, Kölsch, and alt. That is still mostly true.
While there are some passionate craft beer lovers mixed in the ususal beer festival crowd, there are usually more people there trying to get insanely drunk for as cheap as possible. I’m
We started out sharing a building and some brewing equipment with another brewery, so our costs were lower, but we still had to come up with a considerable sum to fund the
I have had many people ask me why barrel-aged beer sells for significantly higher price than non-barrel aged beer. The higher price is due to the time and resources that go in
My wife and I watch some reality shows about failing restaurants and we are always amazed how someone with absolutely no experience decides to open a restaurant and act as the chef.
Beer aficionados are a tremendous boon to the craft beer world, especially when it comes to the success of new breweries. The fact is, without those customers, new breweries would struggle to
But that leaves you thinking you can just set a price that is competitive, as long as it seems like you can make money at it. Not quite. Really, you also need
It took much longer than I had anticipated, but now we brew and bottle on set days every week and the production currently matches demand. It was tricky early on, because at
You will need one keg hooked up to the handle, at least one keg standing by for when the current keg goes empty, and another sitting empty, waiting to be picked up
Before I agreed to do another year of this turning pro story assignment, I looked at what I had written over the last year. I wanted to see if I had really
I know that the person I am is a sum of the people that I have called friends (and I guess the few that I might call enemies too). Those experiences, those