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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 10:19:36 AM »
Welcome back.  Have you seen Carl?

My guess he was hit on the head with a coconut or eaten by a shark.

Welcome back Tom.

Anyone else feeling oddly comfortable with your chosen habitat lately? 

Ah...Moi!

Good to see your cute little beard back in the avatars Tom. How's the pub brewing going?
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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2014, 10:51:12 AM »
Glad to see you're back in the saddle again!  :)
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 11:40:31 AM »
I haven't seen Carl, wasn't he supposed to be visiting Seattle some time for a distillers conference?

I'm fine with replacing Romar, because what is Romar anyway?  Oh, google knows.  I don't follow basketball, it is the lowest of all sports, far far below the second lowest (which is baseball of course).  I mostly only watch the top four sports: football, hockey, rugby, and hurling/camogie.  I like to put on golf when I want to take a nap.  Seriously, it's very soothing.

Things are still busy, but I gave notice at Bluebird so I won't be brewing 2 bbl batches much longer.  Maybe one more to finish training my replacement, then I'm done.  I'm still working at UW and have not given notice there yet, but that should come in the next couple of months.

We signed a lease for 4000 sqft of warehouse/offices in Redmond, 3000 will be dedicated brewing space and 1000 for the tasting room.  I spent last weekend tearing out drywall and scraping up floor tiles, we took over a ton of debris to the dump on Saturday.  We're going to be putting in a 15 bbl steam fired system which should get delivered at the beginning of July.  We've got some time to get everything done, but there is a LOT to get done.

The last couple of months have been busy between the two jobs, courses I am taking online (http://www.pdx.edu/cepe/the-business-of-craft-brewing), and putting together a business plan, looking for space, etc.  But things are falling into place.

I will definitely be in GR, but before that I'll be in Denver for CBC - anyone else going?  Keith?  Ron?  Sean?

Sean, how are things going in Leadville?  I want to come visit before CBC, will that work?
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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2014, 12:17:12 PM »
Sure are a lot of guys going pro. That is a step up the ladder for Tom, nano brewer to brewery owner.
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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2014, 12:27:12 PM »
I like to put on golf when I want to take a nap.  Seriously, it's very soothing.

+1 - If I'm just turning on the TV to have something in the background, nothing beats golf. It's really mellow, and the scenery is usually amazing.

Welcome back, Tom. Good luck with the new brewery!
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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2014, 01:46:50 PM »
Good luck Tom, I'm sure you'll do great. We'll have to pop over the hill to check out the brewery when it's up and running. By then, hopefully, I'll be semi-retired.

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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2014, 01:53:02 PM »
Sean, how are things going in Leadville?  I want to come visit before CBC, will that work?

I think I'll be at CBC. Took delivery of the brew system last week, and we *may* start construction by then, but it depends on how mild the spring is. Definitely no brewing going on until at least June. You're certainly more than welcome to come up and see the place though.

Congrats on the new place! Have a name picked out yet?
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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2014, 09:36:59 PM »
Now bring back Kia and Gordon Strong when he doesn't have a book coming out and you will be my new hero.

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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2014, 08:36:11 AM »
Good to see you posting again Tom. Have missed your invaluable input. I figured you were really busy with the two jobs. Exciting to hear you making the big leap.
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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2014, 10:48:01 AM »
I'm trying to make last minute arrangements to get to the CBF this weekend. I want to visit Leadville, too.  But I'd rather wait till the brewery is open then show up and get the red carpet treatment. Which translates to FREE BEER!
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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2014, 10:58:12 AM »
"hurling" sounds like a post-Club Night event.

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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2014, 05:24:55 PM »
Wow.
What an upgrade.
Great to see you back and welcome to the club.
Great to see you back.
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2014, 06:04:03 PM »
Thanks all :)

We're going with Postdoc Brewing.  It started off a few years ago as a running joke, but when we thought about what to name the actual brewery we couldn't come up with anything better.  The nice thing is that the name is clear from a TM perspective.
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« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2014, 07:07:45 PM »
Thanks all :)

We're going with Postdoc Brewing.  It started off a few years ago as a running joke, but when we thought about what to name the actual brewery we couldn't come up with anything better.  The nice thing is that the name is clear from a TM perspective.
I like it!
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Re: I'm back, I hope
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2014, 10:45:03 PM »
Thanks all :)

We're going with Postdoc Brewing.  It started off a few years ago as a running joke, but when we thought about what to name the actual brewery we couldn't come up with anything better.  The nice thing is that the name is clear from a TM perspective.
Nice.  ;D Very fitting.
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