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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #90 on: February 03, 2010, 04:58:42 PM »


Let’s face it. Being a successful brewer is more about being able to sell beer than being able to brew beer with your own hands. Otherwise many more of us would become professional brewers.

Kai


Absolutely right on the mark. We all know you already have the brewing skills and knowledge.

I think if you are able to target the competition and beat them to the punch...you will win.  ;)
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #91 on: February 03, 2010, 05:01:45 PM »
Congrats Denny!
Good luck Major!

And by the way. The nomenclature I have seen for black "IPA"
is India Brown Ale / India Black Ale....It works and the one
specifically I have enjoyed is Boulder Brewing's Aniversary Ale...Tasty!

So IBA...

I have two brewing friends and we go back and forth over the should we or not...
Would you want a hobby to become "work" I would hate to one day
wake up and think, "Arrrgh, I am to tired to go brew today."
I commend you for overcoming that fear and going for it.
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #92 on: February 04, 2010, 05:36:41 AM »
I like to think that the "masses" are slowly coming to their senses.

Bud, Miller, Coors
Sales DOWN just over 2% for the year

Craft beer
Sales UP around 9%
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #93 on: February 04, 2010, 05:38:15 AM »
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone! I have heard people say over the years they "don't want to turn a hobby into a job" - but I guess that is what I did twenty years ago when I turned art into an education and subsequent career. I still enjoy it all these years later and can fall back on it if necessary.

As far as brewing goes, one of the best parts about brewing for me is when other people are impressed by my beer (that's second to the actual beer itself - the drinking part  ;)). Art is very, very similar. Artist want people to appreciate their work - and that is kind of the point I am at with my beer. That may sound corny, but it is the way I feel about it. I'm looking forward to brew days - not looking forward to clean-up or kegging. The good news is I have a couple of partners so I don't have nearly as much on my shoulders as I would had I been setting out on this venture alone. I really do get to concentrate on the brewing, which will be fun.

If this doesn't work (which I am well aware it might not) I have a few other things I want to try and the luxury to have the time to try them. But I am going to give this a go for at least a year and see what happens. Can't wait to fire up that mash, I really can't!!
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #94 on: February 04, 2010, 06:02:25 AM »
Good luck to you , Keith!  Success comes from hard work and not taking "no" for an answer.  Persistance = success.

Congrats, Denny.  Marriage is like that too.  Persistance = success, with a bit of compromise thrown in. ;)
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #95 on: February 04, 2010, 06:03:44 AM »
Is this going to be in/ near Huntsville?? May have to drive down when she's up and running . .  :)
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #96 on: February 04, 2010, 06:11:52 AM »
Is this going to be in/ near Huntsville?? May have to drive down when she's up and running . .  :)

Yup. we have a few good beer bars here now, believe it or not. If you wan to come let me know and you can drink at the brewery. Won't be till summer though.
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #97 on: February 04, 2010, 06:14:59 AM »
FIELD TRIP!!   :D
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #98 on: February 04, 2010, 07:33:19 AM »
My 7 year old boy is drilling me to bring him to Talladega for a NASCAR race.

3 hours is a bit much for a road trip.

A few more years anyway, I told him thats a trip where we leave mommy and his sister at home  ;D
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #99 on: February 04, 2010, 08:59:50 AM »
3 hours? Hell I drive twice that far for a weekend back packing trip. I admit the drive home is a b**** though.
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #100 on: February 04, 2010, 09:08:13 AM »
New Englanders...  ::)

Three hours isn't a road trip. Hell, in a lot of places it's barely a commute.
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #101 on: February 04, 2010, 09:18:17 AM »
3 hours? Hell I drive twice that far for a weekend back packing trip. I admit the drive home is a b**** though.

I drive three hours to a brew pub, have a few beers and then drive another 3 hours.

I'll drive 5 for a weekend trip


New Englanders...  ::)

Three hours isn't a road trip. Hell, in a lot of places it's barely a commute.

Anyone that commutes 3 hours is a friggin moron
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #102 on: February 04, 2010, 09:33:51 AM »
Anyone that commutes 3 hours is a friggin moron

No argument here. Just don't say that to half the people who work in Manhattan. ;D
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #103 on: February 04, 2010, 09:45:27 AM »
Bud, Miller, Coors
Sales DOWN just over 2% for the year

Craft beer
Sales UP around 9%

Lies,
Damn lies
and statistics.

Sorry about that but you can twist numbers any way it gives you answer you like :(
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Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #104 on: February 04, 2010, 10:34:42 AM »
Anyone that commutes 3 hours is a friggin moron

Or lives in Los Angeles. :)

I drive 36 miles round trip to work every day (except Thursday when I get to code in the peace and quiet of home). If there weren't any traffic it would take me 20 minutes each way. But oy, the time it takes some days.
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