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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2010, 12:48:02 PM »
What drum? What business plan? I'm just questioning the many "professional" skeptics here.  ;D

Well, that was my point. I *do* have a business plan (as, I believe, does Keith) and so we're probably as close as you're going to get to professionals (on this board). If you want real answers you can pop into ProBrewer, but I think they get pretty fed up with questions about starting up from people with post counts of one.

Sorry if I came down on you hard, but you were asking where the numbers come from, and I wanted to illustrate that I'm not just pulling them out of my... mash tun.
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010, 12:53:18 PM »
I love the great success stories like Jim Koch. In 1984 he started the Boston beer company on a shoestring. Now look at him.

Now keep in mind he's the top 5%ers.
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2010, 01:05:44 PM »
Oh, I'll come clean sometime soon. You guys are all gonna think I'm crazy when I do, though. Especially given the advice I gave in this thread.  ::)
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2010, 01:08:59 PM »
Oh, I'll come clean sometime soon. You guys are all gonna think I'm crazy when I do, though. Especially given the advice I gave in this thread.  ::)

The suspense is mounting.  8)
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2010, 01:11:19 PM »
Oh, I'll come clean sometime soon. You guys are all gonna think I'm crazy when I do, though. Especially given the advice I gave in this thread.  ::)

Keith, I don't think any of us need any more convincing....;)
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2010, 01:12:34 PM »
What's really bad is that it comes through over the interwebs - I'm much crazier in person.  :P
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2010, 01:20:00 PM »
OK, I'll come a little more clean. We are starting with 25K (not counting lease) - and it isn't enough. Our business plan doesn't even have us breaking even for the first 6 months. It's a lot of money and a very scary venture. It's also a blast!
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2010, 01:33:40 PM »
OK, I'll come a little more clean. We are starting with 25K (not counting lease) - and it isn't enough. Our business plan doesn't even have us breaking even for the first 6 months. It's a lot of money and a very scary venture. It's also a blast!

Are you starting a microbrewery or you tried to...?
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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2010, 01:39:04 PM »
Yes. No. Maybe. ;)
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2010, 01:48:37 PM »
And it won't matter if the beer is good or not!
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2010, 02:57:49 PM »
And it won't matter if the beer is good or not!

With some of the micros I've had, I'm not sure that matters anyway...
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Re: anyone by chance
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2010, 07:21:57 PM »
Sell future cases of beer via PayPal to all of us. Promise them by Christmas. Worst scenario is you are brewing your A$$ off at your house to pay off what you owe us. I'll buy a case - what's your paypal address and how much?

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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2010, 05:32:15 AM »
Have to be able to make money on the FOOD end of it first.
The rest will follow.

Good food and a mix of house beer and regional/commercial beers on tap/bottled.

It will help not to have terrible beer as well.
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2010, 05:35:47 AM »
You don't have to do a brewpub to be a brewery, ya know. Running a restaurant is a whole 'nother enchilada.
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