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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #75 on: December 16, 2011, 09:25:23 PM »
Apparently Ken's been to Ashville four times in recent months, and he mentioned "the water is good"... :-\

http://beernews.org/2011/12/more-on-sierra-nevadas-ken-grossman-visiting-asheville/
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #76 on: December 16, 2011, 09:28:48 PM »
This thread is really funny. :)

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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #78 on: December 16, 2011, 10:00:46 PM »
This thread is really funny. :)

Is it only just entertainment to you bo ??? ;D Been quite informative to me. I had no Idea SN was expanding.

Anything worth talking about is worth overtalking about. :)
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #79 on: December 17, 2011, 08:18:06 PM »
Bad bad good good something something...
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #80 on: December 17, 2011, 09:44:03 PM »
Bad bad good good something something...

That is profound!
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #81 on: December 18, 2011, 06:10:34 AM »
This thread is really funny. :)

Is it only just entertainment to you bo ??? ;D Been quite informative to me. I had no Idea SN was expanding.

Anything worth talking about is worth overtalking about. :)


Yes, it's been extremely entertaining to me. :D

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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #82 on: December 18, 2011, 10:01:09 AM »
As long as he puts the right people in charge in NC, with the same vision, it will be easier to do so.

 Maybe I should apply for a job 8)

Mmmm mmmm, SN Pine Needle beer...  :D
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #83 on: December 18, 2011, 10:04:25 AM »
As long as he puts the right people in charge in NC, with the same vision, it will be easier to do so.

 Maybe I should apply for a job 8)

Mmmm mmmm, SN Pine Needle beer...  :D

Ssshhhh!!  It's supposed to be a secret :D :D :D
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2012, 04:50:42 PM »
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2012, 04:54:13 PM »
Cool, can't wait to see how it goes.
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2012, 06:32:59 PM »
Good news! I guess they'll divide the country right down the Mississippi.
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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2012, 01:38:13 PM »
I think many of us have a romantic view of beer, brewing and even the business side of beer and brewing.  Bottom line, SN wants to make great beer and money.  I don't worry about their quality and I think they will do a great job.  Not everything big is bad IMO.  I love both large and small craft breweries.  Without making money, SN would have less resources to experiment and offer different beers. 

I am sure many of us have experienced a business that was once great only to falter when expanding.  Thankfully SN has been around since the 80's.  They have been making craft beer for a long time.  I get the trepidation that many have and while I am sure SN will do a great job, there is that tiny part of me that has some concern. When something you love changes, we often react with some fear or skepticism. 

New Belgium is about 40 minutes from where I live.  While I don't really drink Fat Tire much, I appreciate that this was the beer that allowed NB to become who they are today.  Without the flagship beer selling so well, they would not have the money to go out on a limb and make other great craft beers we all crave.  I enjoy many of their beers and I am thankful that Fat Tire has been the cash cow to allow them to make these other beers. 

If breweries do not strive for profit, they will cease to exist.  It goes without saying they must also produce a quality product while making money. 


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Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2012, 03:42:45 PM »
I think many of us have a romantic view of beer, brewing and even the business side of beer and brewing.  Bottom line, SN wants to make great beer and money.  I don't worry about their quality and I think they will do a great job.  Not everything big is bad IMO.  I love both large and small craft breweries.  Without making money, SN would have less resources to experiment and offer different beers. 

I am sure many of us have experienced a business that was once great only to falter when expanding.  Thankfully SN has been around since the 80's.  They have been making craft beer for a long time.  I get the trepidation that many have and while I am sure SN will do a great job, there is that tiny part of me that has some concern. When something you love changes, we often react with some fear or skepticism. 

New Belgium is about 40 minutes from where I live.  While I don't really drink Fat Tire much, I appreciate that this was the beer that allowed NB to become who they are today.  Without the flagship beer selling so well, they would not have the money to go out on a limb and make other great craft beers we all crave.  I enjoy many of their beers and I am thankful that Fat Tire has been the cash cow to allow them to make these other beers. 

If breweries do not strive for profit, they will cease to exist.  It goes without saying they must also produce a quality product while making money. 




 Nothing to add except I'm glad to see another Gamecock fan on here.

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