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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2010, 06:05:14 AM »
Oh I know but thats my dream  ;D

Best burgers and fried seafood around, the beer will keep them at the pub  ;)

The area that I live is in desperate need of a brewpub.

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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2010, 06:09:36 AM »
The area that I live is in desperate need of a brewpub.

Hmmm . . didn't know we lived in the same area.   ;D
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« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2010, 07:48:18 AM »
That reminds me I need to get my Powerball ticket today.  ;)
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« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2010, 08:10:54 AM »
You don't have to do a brewpub to be a brewery, ya know. Running a restaurant is a whole 'nother enchilada.

True, but in most states, once you sell off premise you have to go through distribution channels and work a lot harder to get your beer out there.  I've seen a local brewpub-turned-microbrewery-owner go from happy to miserable after making the switch (and, finally, back to happy again 10 years later after his improbable success).
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2010, 08:35:59 AM »
You don't have to do a brewpub to be a brewery, ya know. Running a restaurant is a whole 'nother enchilada.

True, but in most states, once you sell off premise you have to go through distribution channels and work a lot harder to get your beer out there.  I've seen a local brewpub-turned-microbrewery-owner go from happy to miserable after making the switch (and, finally, back to happy again 10 years later after his improbable success).

True. Trust me. I am quite familiar with the issues. But in AL it is almost impossible to open a brew pub in this state due to antiquated laws. And, believe it, running a restaurant is a lot harder than brewing beer.
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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2010, 08:39:19 AM »
You don't have to do a brewpub to be a brewery, ya know. Running a restaurant is a whole 'nother enchilada.

mmmmmmmmm enchilada...


I went to my local brewpub last night, which isn't really a brewpub any more since they don't brew on site anymore, which is lame as hell.  The beer was okay, there's probably a reason I haven't been there in a couple years...Iowa City needs a real brewpub.
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« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2010, 08:47:00 AM »
Yeah, too many brewpubs use the beer as a gimmick only - you have to be a great restaurant to be a good brewpub. The beer is only secondary. If I were to open a brewery it would be to focus on the beer only. I'd love to do a small tasting room with some appetizers or something - but I HATE restaurant work. Maybe someday down the road I could see doing that if someone else was willing to run that side. Right now, if I open a brewery, it will be production only. As Brewboy said, there's money to be made in production breweries - otherwise there wouldn't be any.
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2010, 09:14:43 AM »
Yeah, too many brewpubs use the beer as a gimmick only - you have to be a great restaurant to be a good brewpub. The beer is only secondary. If I were to open a brewery it would be to focus on the beer only. I'd love to do a small tasting room with some appetizers or something - but I HATE restaurant work. Maybe someday down the road I could see doing that if someone else was willing to run that side. Right now, if I open a brewery, it will be production only. As Brewboy said, there's money to be made in production breweries - otherwise there wouldn't be any.

The implications are mounting.   ;D

Is it going to be a 7bbl system to start.  ::)
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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2010, 09:27:32 AM »
Speaking of brewpubs....(OK, I'm going off on a tangent)....

Today is our 30th anniversary.  My wife suggested we take a drive to the coast to go here...

http://pelicanbrewery.com/

Several times it's been voted the most beautiful brewpub location in the US.  Great food and multiple award winning bers don't hurt, either!
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2010, 10:05:58 AM »
http://pelicanbrewery.com/

Several times it's been voted the most beautiful brewpub location in the US.  Great food and multiple award winning bers don't hurt, either!

We loved that place, as we spent 2 night across the street in the Inn.  A little out of the way in a small town, but everything else was super.  Sitting on the patio drinking a Doreyman's Dark and watching the Pacific was one of those perfect moments.
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2010, 10:08:51 AM »
Speaking of brewpubs....(OK, I'm going off on a tangent)....

Today is our 30th anniversary.  My wife suggested we take a drive to the coast to go here...

http://pelicanbrewery.com/

Several times it's been voted the most beautiful brewpub location in the US.  Great food and multiple award winning bers don't hurt, either!

I'm green.  Never been up the coast past Lincoln City.  But I have had Pelican brews at the OBF in July ;D
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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2010, 10:26:33 AM »
Doryman's Dark is one of my faves.  That's what I'm planning on starting with today!
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« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2010, 10:33:19 AM »
Congratulations to you and your wife on your anniversary, Denny!!
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« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2010, 10:38:21 AM »
I would love to open a brewery someday. I have a lot of learning to do first though.

Kansas has the three tier distribution system. This is a huge turnoff. I can't imagine how much is lost in paying the middleman. I also am unsure if I would want to run a restaurant. I've never worked in food, but it doesn't seem like something I would want to do. If I did have a brewpub I would want it to be small.

Maybe something like this:
http://mosbrewpub.com/

A little more glamorous, but something like that. Small, quaint, personal.
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2010, 10:41:15 AM »
Speaking of brewpubs....(OK, I'm going off on a tangent)....

Today is our 30th anniversary.  My wife suggested we take a drive to the coast to go here...

http://pelicanbrewery.com/

Several times it's been voted the most beautiful brewpub location in the US.  Great food and multiple award winning bers don't hurt, either!

30 years, thats an accomplishment in our times
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