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Offline euge

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Re: So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2014, 10:59:03 AM »
AFAIK in Europe you don't need to deal with all that rigamarol. My understanding is if you can brew it you can distribute the beer as well.
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Re: So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2014, 03:48:46 PM »
Shoot,

Why I did not read this 4 years ago.
I could have been driving that red Corvette all these times.

Less work and more chick picked up.
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Re: So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2014, 06:43:51 PM »
Dude, I'm like "work less make more money". One cannot buy back those hours spent slaving away at some grinding job. I hear your beer is pretty good though and who says it ain't worth it then?
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Re: So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2014, 04:17:10 AM »
Shoot,

Why I did not read this 4 years ago.
I could have been driving that red Corvette all these times.

Less work and more chick picked up.

I got into the brewery business for the groupies and the blow. Unfortunately I didn't realize that the groupies all have pot bellies and beards, and the job blows. ;)
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Re: So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2014, 07:21:46 AM »
Shoot,

Why I did not read this 4 years ago.
I could have been driving that red Corvette all these times.

Less work and more chick picked up.

I got into the brewery business for the groupies and the blow. Unfortunately I didn't realize that the groupies all have pot bellies and beards, and the job blows. ;)

Ha ha ha...
The same here.
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Smoked Bock
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American Brown Ale
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Re: So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2014, 09:35:48 AM »
I plan to brew full time once I retire. I don't mind cleaning, but I'm not going to bother with regulatory, licensing, payroll, financial, contracts, distribution,  or customers. I figure that ignoring that stuff means that I can brew whenever I feel like it and not go belly up as fast as some of the breweries that do.

That's pretty much where I am at now.  I call it "semi-pro" brewing!   With the new CA homebrew law I am donating/pouring a ton of beer at charity events.  The tax deduction and t shirt sales make it a break even proposition for me  plus as you mentioned I don't have to deal with all the bs!