I've always said that there's no way I'd want to be a commercial brewer, but maybe I could be persuaded. My good friend and old homebrew buddy, Nate Sampson, has been the brewer at Eugene City Brewery (our Rogue local) for about a year now. He called me the other day to ask what brands of extract I'd recommend. Naturally, I asked him if he was going back to extract brewing! He informed me that he'd just gotten a call from Morimoto (!) who has a licensing deal with Rogue. Turns out Morimoto is opening a brewery in one of his restaurants in CA and can only use extract due to some local law. Nate's going down there to help set up the brewery and do a few test batches to come up with recipes. THAT'S the kind of thing that makes me think maybe being a commercial brewer wouldn't be so bad after all!