« on: September 09, 2010, 09:10:08 AM »
While I don't work in the industry, I have had a lot of interactions with commercial brewers over the years (including brewing with one as part of the GABF Pro-Am competition). I have found that there is a high level of interest in homebrewing among commercial brewers because a good number of them started out homebrewing themselves. I wouldn't go in with any expectations that a brewer is going to want to brew your recipe, but I think your wife's advice is solid. Leave a few beers in a cooler in the car, and if the opportunity presents itself, offer to share some homebrew.