There are some seriously cool perks involved with owning your own brewery, especially if you ignore you initial investment (which you hope to get paid back, eventually, right?): free beer, free brewing ingredients, lots and lots of free brewing gadgets. Beer trips are tax deductible. And probably the coolest part, you get to meet a lot of very cool people and have a back stage pass to just about any brewery in the country. It's kinda like getting to sit with the cool kids at lunch in your high school cafeteria.